Preparations underway to organise GMS-6

Representatives of senior officials from member countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) gathered in Hanoi on March 12 to begin preparations for the sixth GMS summit.

At the meeting (Credit: MOFA)
At the meeting (Credit: MOFA)

At the meeting, the delegates discussed the agenda and the contents of the documents that would be submitted to leaders, as well as arrangements related to the reception, logistics, and press for the summit.

GMS cooperation was initiated by the ADB in 1992, encompassing Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, China, and Vietnam. It aims to promote and facilitate mutually beneficial economic cooperation among the participating countries, supporting the Greater Mekong Sub-region in becoming a rapidly growing and prosperous region.

The GMS-6 will take place from March 29-31 in Hanoi, focusing on ten major fields, including transport, energy, environment, tourism, telecommunications, trade, investment, human resources development, agricultural and rural development, and urban development.

Vietnam has actively participated in the GMS Economic Cooperation Programme since it was established in 1992, bringing about positive results on economic development and poverty alleviation, as well as contributing to enhancing regional economic integration.

An international press conference on the GMS-6 and the 10th Summit of Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle Area (CLV 10) will be held on March 15, under the chair of Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy.