India, Mekong region countries agree to revitalize, expand cooperation


India and other member-countries of the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) initiative today agreed to revitalize the forum by expanding their partnership to new areas of collaboration.

"In our view, the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation has important relevance to the growth and shared prosperity in Asia. We are confident that this new direction and energy infused into the forum today will help realize the great promise within the MGC," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told journalists here after the Sixth Mekong-Ganga Cooperation Ministerial Meeting.
"Our unanimous decision to henceforth meet on an annual basis is indicative of our recognition of the tremendous potential for future cooperation in this forum," he said.
The Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) was launched on November 10, 2000 in Vientiane, Laos setting out a vision for cooperation amongst India and the five Mekong region countries - Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand. 

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