Bangkok, Thailand, 26th Feb 2016 - 26th Feb 2016
Bangkok, 26 February 2016 – The top of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat paid visits to ambassadors of Sweden and Morocco in Thailand to discuss further cooperation.
CEO Pham Tuan Phan first met with Swedish Ambassador Staffan Herrström, taking advantage of staying in Bangkok to attend the MRC’s two regional workshops. The two discussed on various issues, from Swedish foreign policy on environmental agenda to the MRC’s new strategic priorities to the funding issues. Sweden is one of the major donors to the MRC and has contributed about US$31.7 million for the last 20 years.
On the same day, Mr. Pham also met with Moroccan Ambassador Abdelilah El Housni to explore the possibility of future collaboration. During the meeting, the ambassador reiterated his country’s interest to become the first Arabic & African development partner to the MRC.
The government of Japan has re-affirmed its support to the Mekong River Commission in continuing activities under a project to improve irrigation facilities across the lower Mekong countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, MRC CEO Pham Tuan P
In order to cement the four-year-long bilateral efforts to address cross-border fisheries issues along the Cambodia-Laos border, the two countries have agreed to formalise a bilateral fisheries management body that would oversee collaborative activities t
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have launched a joint study on forest conservation and river basin management in the lower Mekong basin as part of their effort to better manage and conserve the environme