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China to share Lancang River data

Updated: Aug 25,2020 09:51 AM    CGTN

Premier Li Keqiang announced China will share annual hydrological information for the Lancang River with Mekong countries starting this year, to better address climate change as well as floods and droughts.

Calling the six Lancang-Mekong countries a de facto community with a shared future linked by the same water, Premier Li said their cooperation originates from water, which is an important part of the cooperation and enriches the LMC spirit of friendship, mutual benefit, and win-win cooperation.

Over the past four years, since the mechanism was put in place, Lancang-Mekong countries have ramped up institutional cooperation on water resources, said the premier.

He said the legitimate rights and interests of Lancang-Mekong countries to develop and utilize water resources should be fully respected, and all parties' interests and concerns should be accommodated.

"China is willing to offer more assistance within its capacity to other Lancang-Mekong countries for better utilizing water resources," Premier Li said.

In addition, China will join with other countries this year to build an information-sharing platform for water resources cooperation, according to Premier Li.

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