Chinese Premier Li Qiang commended the achievements of Lancang-Mekong cooperation on Dec. 26, and called for continued efforts to promote the building of a community with a shared future among the countries involved in the cooperation mechanism—China, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Li delivered the remarks in Beijing when addressing the fourth Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting via video link. The Lancang-Mekong region refers to the countries along the Mekong River, which in China is known as the Lancang River.
Li co-chaired the meeting, which was attended by Myanmar’s leader, Min Aung Hlaing, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin of Thailand, Prime Minister Hun Manet of Cambodia, Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone of Laos, and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh of Vietnam. Li said that since the Lancang-Mekong cooperation mechanism was launched seven years ago, the six participating nations have built powerful engines for development, furnished a strong backing for common security, and strengthened the bonds of mutual understanding.