Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. (Photo: NNT)

Bangkok (NNT/VNA) – Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to attend a Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit in Cambodia, where he will be meeting with top leaders of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, said Assistant Government Spokesman Col Athisit Chainuwat. 

He said the cabinet acknowledged the premier's agenda during the third MRC Summit, which will take place in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on April 5. 

Top leaders of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam will join in the summit to endorse the Siem Reap Declaration to promote the partnership between the four countries on water and natural resources management and the sustainable development of the Mekong subregion. 

The projects for the integrated management of the Mekong subregion include a feasibility study of a hydroelectricity project in Mekong River and the planned cooperation with China, Myanmar, and other countries as well as international organisations related to the water resources management issue. 

The first MRC summit was held in 2010 in Prachaup Khiri Khan province where the Hua Hin Declaration promoting balanced and sustainable development of the subregion was endorsed. It was followed by the second one in 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with the adoption of the Ho Chi Minh Declaration promoting cross-border cooperation for water, energy, and food security under the context of climate change.-VNA