Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung left Yangon city, Myanmar for Vietnam on June 23, concluding his two-day visit to attend the seventh Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam (CLMV) Summit and the sixth Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit.

His proposed initiatives and recommendations were highly welcomed by member states, especially cooperation programmes for each country’s prosperity and for regional peace, stability and prosperity.

During the CLMV Summit, the Vietnamese PM and leaders of Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar reiterated their commitment to foster the traditional relationship, neighbourliness and cooperation for mutual interests of member countries.

Reviewing the progress of their two-year coordination and discussing future tasks, they adopted a CLMV Action Plan in economics and trade to facilitate trade and investment through bilateral and multilateral deals.

Participating countries are to spread the one-stop-shop inspections model at international border gates, utilise the potential of trans-national economic corridors such as the East-West Economic Corridor and the southern economic corridor while developing policies to encourage investment in agriculture, industry and energy.

The PM once again reiterated the Vietnamese Government’s commitments to CLMV cooperation and hoped the quartet would continue working together to successfully realise cooperation programmes for the sake of the region.

At the end of the summit, leaders adopted a joint statement and agreed to organise the eighth CLMV Summit in Vietnam in 2016.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese leader also revealed a plan to hold a high-level business dialogue on the Mekong sub-region on the margins of the eighth CLMV Summit, a joint effort by Vietnam and the World Economic Forum.

While attending the ACMECS Summit, PM Nguyen Tan Dung and leaders hailed the progresses on goals set in the 2013-2015 Action Plan, especially in transport connectivity, trade and investment facilitation, development of trans-national economic corridors such as the East-West Economic Corridor and the southern economic corridor, green tourism and agriculture cooperation.

A 2016-2018 Plan of Action was adopted to improve the competitiveness of ACMECS economies towards transforming the group into a leading investment and tourism destination, especially in border areas, and maximising growth opportunities generated by the ASEAN Economic Community and free trade agreements.

Eight priority cooperation areas are defined as trade-investment, agriculture, industry-energy, transport, human resources development, tourism, healthcare and environmental protection.

Later at a dialogue between ACMECS leaders and business community, the Vietnamese PM hoped enterprises would participate more deeply and actively in the building and implementation of cooperation programmes and provide relevant feedback,

During his stay, he met President of Myanmar Thein Sein and attended several ceremonies hosted by Vietnamese investors in the country.-VNA