The 7th summit of the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle
was held in Vientiane on March 12 under the chairmanship of
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun
Sen, as well as representatives from the three countries’ ministries and
branches also attended the meeting.
gathering, the three government leaders appreciated the efforts made by
the triangle’s 13 provinces in socio-economic development, especially
during a period that the world and the region are facing many economic
They expressed determination to
continue fostering comprehensive cooperation relations on the basis of
equality and mutual benefit, and for the prosperity of each country.
At the meeting, Vietnamese Minister of Planning and Investment Bui
Quang Vinh, who heads the Joint Coordination Committee for the CLV
Development Triangle, presented a report on its results.
The implementation of the adjusted socio-economic development master
plan for the Development Triangle area in the 2010-2020 period, and the
Memorandum of Understanding on special preferential policies for the
Development Triangle Area were highlighted in Vinh’s report.
The report proposed a number of measures to enhance cooperation and attract more investment into the region.
Based on opinions discussed at the meeting, PM Dung asked the joint
committee to focus on implementing nine tasks, aimed at strengthening
cooperation, increasing investment and trade, boosting socio-economic
development and improving living standards for people in the region.
At the end of the summit, prime ministers of the three countries
signed a joint statement, affirming their commitment to improve living
standards of people in the triangle’s 13 provinces and turn the area
into a typical example of success in regional cooperation.-VNA