What could be the underlying of the MRC Summit in Laos

PHNOM PENH: A high-level Cambodian delegation led by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen is leaving for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to attend the Fourth Summit of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), at the invitation of his Lao counterpart H.E. Sonexay SIPHANDONE.

The delegation was seen off at Phnom Penh International Airport this morning by Samdech Krolahom Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior, and many other senior government officials.

Themed “Innovation and Cooperation for a Water Secure and Sustainable Mekong,” the summit will take place on April 5 in Vientiane.

According to a press release of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Summit will review the significant progress and achievements of the MRC made through the enhancement of joint efforts and partnerships towards achieving the sustainable development goals in the Mekong River Basin since the Third MRC Summit in 2018 in Cambodia, and discuss the emerging challenges in the Mekong River Basin, setting the future strategic directions to jointly address the basin challenges more effectively as well as to further promote regional cooperation and partnerships for a sustainable Mekong.

Samdech Techo Prime Minister is accompanied by H.E. Lim Kean Hor, Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology and Chairman of Cambodia National Mekong Committee, H.E. Say Samal, Minister of Environment, as well as other senior government officials of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

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