Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia agree on blueprint for connecting three economies

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a working session with his Lao and Cambodian counterparts Thongloun Sisoulith and Samdech Techo Hun Sen in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday on the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit.

The three leaders agreed to enhance cooperation within the framework of the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle and the Mekong sub-region and build a blueprint for connecting the three economies. They underlined the importance of attracting financial and technical resources for sub-regional projects. They also agreed to strengthen cooperative ties to maintain border security and promote trade, investment, and border connectivity, while affirming a resolve to make the shared border an area of peace, friendship, and development. The three prime ministers agreed to coordinate closely at regional and international forums and promote the building of a united and resilient ASEAN.

Also on Sunday, Prime Minister Phuc met with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss measures to reinforce bilateral relations and cooperation at multilateral forums. President Duterte offered thanks to a Vietnamese fishing boat for saving 22 Philippine fishermen in distress at sea on June 9. He said the Philippines will continue to treat Vietnamese fishermen humanely in the spirit of the traditional friendship and strategic partnership between the two countries.

Source: VOV5