Thai Prime Minister  Prayut Chan-o-cha (Source: Xinhua)
 
Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - Thailand will push forward a cooperation framework between Mekong sub-region and Japan in a summit next week. 

Director-General of the Thai Department of International Economic Affairs (DIEA) Nikorndech Parangkul revealed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will attend the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit in Japan during October 8-9. 

Leaders from countries in the Mekong sub-region and Japan will attend the summit to discuss cooperation in economy, society, and culture, aiming to reduce gaps among them. 

Thailand will cooperate with Japan on development projects in the Mekong sub-region, by allowing Japan to take part in connectivity development plans, the strengthening of ASEAN Community, and the development of human resources. 

Japan has clearly expressed intention to help with infrastructure development, connectivity development, logistics, and service sector development projects. The Japan - Mekong framework has proven to be an up-to-date and effective cooperation, he said.-NNT/VNA