Deputy Government Spokesperson Pakdiharn Himathongkam said the event will be held in Chiang Mai province on January 13th and 14th. Foreign ministers from five Southeast Asian countries, including Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, will take part in the event along with China. A discussion between the participants will be hosted next month in preparation for the meeting.
The Mekong River is at the center of several major development projects in Southeast Asia, which has made cooperation between the countries through which it runs a major issue.
Separately, the Thai Cabinet has approved a proposal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in 2022.