MoFA organizes “Seminar on Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC)” between MLC National Coordination Unit (Myanmar) and University of Mandalay

The “Seminar on Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC)” between the MLC National Coordination Unit (Myanmar) and the University of Mandalay, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was held yesterday morning via videoconference.
U Hau Do Suan, Deputy Minister for International Cooperation delivered opening remarks at the seminar and Dr Thein Win, Director-General of the Department of Higher Education, the Ministry of Education gave introductory remarks. After that, U Win Zeyar Tun, Deputy Director-General and Vice-chair of Mekong-Lancang National Coordination Unit (Myanmar) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs briefed on the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation mechanism and recent developments. The participants exchanged views on the mechanism and future plan of
the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation. The seminar was held to promote understanding on the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation mechanism, better utilization for the socio-economic development and to prepare the future course of cooperation. Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and faculty members from the University of Mandalay participated in the seminar.
Officially established in 2016, the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation is composed of Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam with the aim to assist regional efforts to achieve sustainable inclusive development and narrowing development gaps in the region, while promoting peace and prosperity. The MLC Special Fund has provided funds for implementation of (51) projects in Myanmar to date in support of the National Sustainable Development Strategy of Myanmar with a total value of (16.3) million USD. —MNA

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