Initiatives proposed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the
seventh Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam (CLMV) Summit and the sixth Ayeyawady-Chao
Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit, held in Nay Pyi
Taw, Myanmar, were welcomed by member states.
During the CLMV Summit on June 22, the Vietnamese Prime Minister
and leaders of Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar reiterated their commitment
to foster the traditional relationship, neighborliness and cooperation for
Leaders of the member states at the CMVL Summit__Photo: Duc Tam/VNA
They adopted an action plan in economics and trade to facilitate
trade and investment. Accordingly, participating countries will apply the one-stop-shop
model at international border gates, utilize the potential of transnational
economic corridors, and develop policies to promote investment in agriculture,
industry and energy.
Dung reiterated the Vietnamese Government’s commitments to CLMV cooperation
and hoped the four countries would further work together to successfully
realize cooperation programs for the sake of the region.
At the end of the summit, leaders adopted a joint statement and
agreed to organize the eighth CLMV Summit in Vietnam in 2016.
At the ACMECS Summit on June 23, the leaders of the four countries
approved a 2016-18 action plan to raise the competitiveness of ACMECS economies
toward transforming the group into a leading investment and tourism
destination, especially in border areas, and maximizing growth opportunities
generated by the ASEAN Economic Community and free trade agreements.
They also defined eight priority cooperation areas, including trade-investment,
agriculture, industry-energy, transport, human resources development, tourism,
healthcare and environmental protection.-