(HBO) - The 23rd Ministerial Conference of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Programme opened in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on November 18.
by the Royal Government of Cambodia, this year's conference was themed
"Greater Integration, Inclusivity and Sustainability in the GMS.”
The Vietnamese delegation was
led by Deputy Minister of Investment and Planning Vu Dai Thang.
The 23rd GMS Ministerial
Conference aimed to ensure successful preparation for the 7th GMS Summit of
During the ministerial
meeting, representatives from Cambodia, Thailand, China, Laos, Myanmar and
Vietnam finalised the proposed long-term strategic framework of GMS for the GMS
Leaders’ consideration and possible endorsement at the 7th GMS Summit.
They were also briefed on the
preliminary results of a research program that aims to support the
implementation of the new GMS strategy through policy recommendations.
The new GMS Health
Cooperation Strategy 2019-2020 was also launched at the MC-23. At the
Development Partners’ (DPs) Meeting, DPs were briefed on the key elements of
the proposed new GMS strategy, and updated on the progress of the GMS Regional
Investment Framework 2022 with a discussion on possible areas for cooperation.
Representatives from GMS
delegations also highlighted the role of the ADB, not only as the initiator of
the Mekong Subregion Cooperative Initiative, but also as an effective
coordinator, mentor and catalyst in the process of implementing said programme,
and a provider of both technical and financial support to GMS countries.
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