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Media advisory: Drought, hydrological condition and other policy issues on top agenda of MRC Council meeting next week

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 21 Nov 2019


Drought, hydrological condition and other policy issues on top agenda of MRC Council meeting next week  


WHAT: The 26th Meeting of the MRC Council (Sessions 1 and 2)

WHEN: Tuesday, 26 November 2019 from 10:20 – 17:20 (lunch included)

WHERESofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Samdach Sothearos Blvd (3), Phnom Penh 12301, Cambodia

WHO: Water and environment ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, members of diplomatic corps, representatives from MRC’s donors, and CEO of MRC Secretariat and staff will join the Meeting. 



Every year, water and environment ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam who are members of the MRC Council convene to review and come to mutual conclusion on the management and development of water and related resources of the lower Mekong basin within the framework of the 1995 Mekong Agreement. 

At the upcoming 26th Meeting, to be held on 26 November 2019 from 10:20, the MRC Council – the Organization’s highest ministerial body – will discuss hydrological conditions and drought in the Mekong and the Drought Management Strategy for 2020-2025. The Council is also scheduled to table for discussion the MRC’s annual work plan for next year and the preparation of next Basin Development Strategy for 2021-2030 and Strategic Plan for 2021-2025. 

Members of the media interested in covering the Meeting are invited to register online at A press ID is required for this registration, which is closed on 24 November 2019.


CONTACT:  To confirm your participation or to request for interviews, please contact:

Mr. Sopheak Meas
Communication Officer for Press
Mekong River Commission Secretariat
m: (855)-12-266653


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