Eleventh Regional Working Group (RWG) meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) & Friends of the Lower Mekong (FLM) convenes

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The 11th RWG meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative & Friends of the Lower Mekong held in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

The Opening Ceremony of the 11th Regional Working Group (RWG) Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) and Friends of the Lower Mekong (FLM) was held on 3rd May at the M Gallery Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw.
Delegations from LMI/FLM members (the United States, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Viet Nam, World Bank, Australia, Asian Development Bank, Republic of Korea and ASEAN Secretariat) as well as delegations from the relevant ministries of Myanmar attended the ceremony. U Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar SOM Leader and Director General of the International Organizations and Economic Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, delivered welcome remarks together with other Heads of Delegation.
The meeting was co-chaired by Myanmar and the United States.
The meeting focused on streamlining and restructuring the LMI framework for better effectiveness and made preparations for the upcoming LMI and FLM Ministerial meeting to be held in later part of July 2018.
The concurrent sessions of six cooperation pillars (Agriculture and Food Security, Connectivity, Education, Energy Security, Environment and Water, and Health) under the LMI cooperation framework were held.
On the sidelines of the Regional Working Group meeting, the Water Data Management meeting, the Public-Private Sector Engagement Dialogue, the One Health – Systems Mapping and Analysis Resource Toolkit (OH-SMART) workshop and the thematic sessions on education and market-oriented agriculture trade were also held.
In the evening of 3rd May, a welcome reception was hosted by Myanmar SOM Leader in honour of delegates from the LMI and FLM members at the M Gallery Hotel.

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