The related meetings include the PostMinisterial Conferences with ASEAN’s Dialogue Partners (PMCs), theASEAN+3 Ministerial Meeting, the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the 20 thASEAN Regional Forum (ARF20).
As the most important ministerialmeetings in the year of ASEAN and between ASEAN and its partners, theirmain contents are to review and put forth measures to boost cooperationamong ASEAN member states and between the grouping and its partnerswhile discussing international and regional issues of mutual concern.
In addition, the 6 th Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI), 3 rdFriends of the Lower Mekong Group (FLM), 6th Mekong-Japan, 3 rdMekong-the Republic of Korea (RoK) and 7 th Mekong GangaCooperation (MGC) Ministerial Meetings will be also held at the sametime with AMM-46.
Vietnam’s participation to AMM 46 and relatedmeetings aims further consolidate ASEAN solidarity and cooperation,enhance the bloc’s active and responsible role in maintaining regionalpeace and security, uphold the central role of ASEAN in the newsituation and strengthen its cooperation with partners as well aspromote Vietnam’s image and position in the regional and internationalarena.
It will also help foster relations between Vietnam andits important Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) partners such as the US,the RoK and India while expanding cooperation with Australia, NewZealand, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Those cooperative mechanisms will help Vietnam boost friendship andcooperation with other Mekong countries and take advantage ofdevelopment partners’ assistance for the country’s socio-economicdevelopment projects.-VNA