Japan, Vietnam to co-host Mekong - Japan Ministerial Meeting

VOV.VN - Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi and his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh will co-chair the 13th Mekong - Japan Ministerial Meeting due to be held online on July 9.

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Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh will co-chair the 13th Mekong - Japan Ministerial Meeting with Japanese FM Toshimitsu Motegi
The Japanese Foreign Ministry made the announcement in a press release on July 8.

According to the press release, regional ministers will discuss cooperation between Japan and five Mekong sub-regional countries in health care, including issues related to infectious diseases, and the strengthening of the Japan-Mekong economic relations after COVID-19 is brought under control.

It said Japan and the Mekong sub-regional countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam are working towards the three goals of realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), building a free and open Indo-Pacific, and coordinating with the Ayeyawady - Chao Phraya - Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy, based on the three pillars of the Tokyo Strategy 2018 for Mekong - Japan Cooperation, which was adopted at the Mekong - Japan Summit in Tokyo in 2018.