The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on June 11 that the attendance will be made at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc

ACMECS is a cooperation framework amongst Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to utilize the member countries’ diverse strengths and to promote balanced development in the sub-region. It was established in April 2003 under the initiative of then Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Vietnam officially joined the summit in 2004 during the first ACMECS ministers’ meeting, which was held in Thailand in November that year.

The CLMV is an open cooperation mechanism aiming to promote potential and advantages of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, and call for support from other ASEAN countries as well as partners for the four countries.

The CLMV Summit was first held in 2004.

Source: VNA