VN, Japan to co-chair 13th Mekong-Japan Ministerial Meeting
19:40 | 08/07/2020
VGP -  Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi will co-chair the 13th Mekong - Japan Ministerial Meeting on July 9, the Japanese Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday.
During the online meeting, ministers will discuss cooperation between Japan and five Mekong sub-regional countries in health care, including issues related to infectious diseases, and the strengthening of Japan-Mekong economic relations once COVID-19 is overcome, according to a press release from the Japanese ministry.

It said Japan and the  Mekong Sub-regional countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam are working towards the three goals of realizing the Sustainable Development Goals, building a free and open Indo-Pacific, and coordinating with the Ayeyawady - Chao Phraya - Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy, based on the three pillars of the Tokyo Strategy 2018 for Mekong - Japan Cooperation, which was adopted at the Mekong - Japan Summit in Tokyo in 2018./.
By Thuy Dung

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