PM Gen. Prayut to attend 6th Mekong-Japan Summit in Naypyidaw

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BANGKOK, 6 November 2014 – The Prime Minister is scheduled to attend the upcoming summit of leaders from countries within the Mekong Basin and Japan next week.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday that Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister, would attend the 6th Mekong-Japan Summit, scheduled in the Myanmar capital of Naypyidaw on November 12.

The Mekong-Japan Summit is part of the 25th ASEAN Summit, which Myanmar will host.

Five other leaders who will be joining in this meeting include Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia, Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong of Laos, President Thein Sein of Myanmar and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam, according to the Foreign Ministry.

The discussion will focus on the follow-up on the Tokyo Strategy 2012, which emphasizes the development of regional connectivity and basic infrastructure along side the promotion of human security and environment within the Mekong Basin.