Cambodia to Host 7th Greater Mekong Subregion Summit this Week

Cambodia is going to host the 7th Greater Mekong Subregion (7th GMS) Summit via videoconference on Sept. 9, according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation AKP received this afternoon.

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will chair this summit while other leaders from the GMS members namely H.E. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Councilor of the People Republic of China, H.E. Phankham Viphavanh, Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, H.E. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Chairman of the State Administration Council of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, H.E. Gen. Prayuth Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E. Pham Minh Chinh, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, and H.E. Masatsugu Asakawa, President of the Asian Development Bank, will attend the meeting.

Under the theme “GMS: Renewed Strength to Face the Challenges of the New Decade”, the meeting will review the progress of the cooperation since the 6th Summit held on Mar. 31, 2018 in Viet Nam and chart future activities and direction of the cooperation for the next three years with the support from ADB. The meeting will also serve as an opportunity for participants to reflect their commitments and contribution to a more integrated, prosperous, sustainable, and inclusive subregion in addressing challenges for economic growth and social development in the subregion, region, and beyond.

Samdech Techo Prime Minister Hun Sen will be physically accompanied by H.E. Chea Sophara, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister, Minister of Public Works and Transport, H.E. Ieng Mouly, Senior Minister in charge of special mission and Chairman of the National AIDS Authority, and H.E. Sok Chenda Sophea, Minister attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary-General of the Council for the Development of Cambodia, as well as other relevant Ministers.

The GMS programme is based on consultation and dialogue among GMS members. It focuses on high-priorities subregional projects in the fields of transport, energy, telecommunication, environment, human resource development, tourism, trade, private sector investment, and agriculture.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press