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Premier Li to attend Lancang-Mekong cooperation leaders' meeting via video link

Updated: Aug 21,2020 08:37 PM    Xinhua

BEIJING — Premier Li Keqiang will attend the third Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting via video link on Aug 24, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian announced on Aug 21.

According to Zhao, Premier Li will co-chair the virtual meeting with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith. Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen of Cambodia, President U Win Myint of Myanmar, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand, and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam will also participate in the meeting.

Initiated by China in 2014, the LMC consists of six countries, namely China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Lancang River originates on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Southwest China. It is called the Mekong River as it flows through the other five countries before emptying into the sea.

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