GMS-6 and CLV-10: Economic connectivity for sustainable development hinh anh 1Officials at the plenary session of the 6th Greater Mekong Subregion Summit on March 30 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The sixth Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS-6) Summit and the 10th Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV-10) Development Triangle Summit continue taking place in Hanoi on March 31, the last working day, with important meetings.

In the morning, leaders of the six GMS member countries will gather for a plenary session to review cooperation outcomes reached from the fifth GMS summit, and approve main documents of this summit: the Hanoi Action Plan for 2018-2022, regional investment framework till 2022 and GMS sectoral cooperation strategies.

In the afternoon, the plenary session of the CLV-10 will take place. The CLV leaders will review the implementation of decisions of the previous CLV summit, and discuss orientations for future cooperation on connecting the three economies.

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GMS was established in 1992 as an initiative of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The GMS Programme is the most complete cooperation programme that involves Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, and China’s Yunnan and Guangxi provinces. Priority fields include infrastructure development, energy, telecommunications, tourism, trade-investment, human resources, and the environment.

The CLV Development Triangle Area was established in 1999, covering Vietnam’s Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong provinces; Laos’ Sekong, Attapeu and Saravan provinces; and Cambodia’s Stung Treng, Rattanak Kiri, and Mondul Kiri. In 2009, the three countries agreed to add Vietnam’s Binh Phuoc province, Cambodia’s Kratie province, and Laos’ Champasak province to the area. Its cooperation focuses on the fields of security, external affairs, transport, industry, agriculture, trade, investment and environmental protection.-VNA