In Focus : The Minister of Foreign Affairs to attend the 5th Mekong - Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 news3

In Focus : The Minister of Foreign Affairs to attend the 5th Mekong - Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on the Coronavirus Disease 2019

H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, is scheduled to visit Vientiane, Lao PDR, during 19-20 February 2020, to attend the 5th Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on the Coronavirus Disease 2019.

The 5th MLC Foreign Ministers’ Meeting will be attended by Foreign Ministers of all six member countries; namely Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and China. The meeting will review the progress in the past year’s implementation of the Five-Year Plan of Action on MLC Cooperation (2018-2022), discuss future direction of MLC Cooperation, and make a preparation for the upcoming 3rd MLC Leaders’ Meeting to be held in Vientiane, on 25 - 26 March 2020. The meeting will adopt an outcome document- the Joint Press Communiqué of the 5th MLC Foreign Ministers’ Meeting- reflecting significant results agreed upon at the meeting.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs will also attend the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on the Coronavirus Disease 2019. The meeting will be a platform to exchange information on current situation and share experiences and actions taken in the COVID-19 response as well as explore the ASEAN-China cooperation to respond and contain the epidemic.