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GMS leaders endorse strategic framework for next 10 years

12-20-2011 12:36 BJT

NAY PYI TAW, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of the six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries endorsed the New GMS Strategic Framework for 2012-2022 at the fourth GMS summit here Tuesday.

Leaders of the GMS countries -- Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Myanmar's President U Thein Sein, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung -- endorsed the strategic framework at the Myanmar International Convention Center.

The Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program was started from 1992 by the six countries sharing the Mekong River -- Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Asian Development Bank initiated the program and acts as GMS's coordinator, financing bank and technical supporter.

The first ten-year GMS Strategic Framework (2002-2012) was endorsed by GMS leaders at the first GMS Summit held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2002.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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