GMS, CLV Summits among Vietnam’s biggest external events in 2018

14:26 | 18/03/2018 Events

The sixth Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS-6) Summit and the 10th Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV-10) Development Triangle Summit, scheduled to take place in Hanoi from March 29-31, are considered two of the most important multilateral external events in 2018.

A section of the Mekong River in Vietnam

Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy highlighted the significance of the summits at a press conference in Hanoi on March 15, stressing that they will highlight the relations between Vietnam and its neighbouring countries.

Themed “Leveraging 25 Years of Cooperation, Building an Integrated, Sustainable and Prosperous GMS”, the GMS-6 is expected to draw about 2,000 delegates and 150 reporters.

It aims to celebrate the 25th founding anniversary of the GMS Program and define cooperation orientations for building a region of prosperity, integration, and sustainable development, Quy said.

For the first time, a business forum will be held within the framework of the GMS-6 as a Vietnamese initiative, with a view to increasing dialogues between States and businesses and forging links between regional and global enterprises, he added.

The event is expected to draw more than 1,000 representatives from Vietnamese and international businesses.

Meanwhile, the CLV-10 is meant to review the implementation of the Master Plan for Socio-Economic Development of the CLV Development Triangle Area for 2010-2020 and discuss cooperation orientations in the coming time, with a focus on measures to increase trilateral economic connectivity.