Think tank forum calls for accelerating building of Lancang-Mekong community of shared future, January 20, 2023

The Global Center for Mekong Studies (GCMS) Think Tank Forum was convened via video link on Jan. 18. 

Rong Ying, deputy director of China Institute of International Studies and director of the GCMS China Center, Zuo Wenxing, counselor of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as researchers from the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies and GCMS Myanmar Center, delivered speeches at the opening of the forum.

The event was jointly hosted by the GCMS China Center and the GCMS Myanmar Center. 

More than 20 scholars and researchers from the six national centers of GCMS, the Mekong Institute, the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, the Centre for Strategic and International Studies of Indonesia, China Foreign Affairs University, and Yunnan University attended the forum. 

During the forum, participants discussed issues such as building a community of shared future among the Lancang-Mekong countries and cooperation on post-epidemic recovery. 

They believed that over the past seven years, the Lancang-Mekong cooperation had met the actual needs of countries in the region and achieved a series of fruitful outcomes thanks to the concerted efforts of all parties, making positive contributions to regional peace, prosperity, and development. 

The forum's participants agreed that the Lancang-Mekong countries should join hands to speed up the building of a Lancang-Mekong community of shared future in the next stage.