Leaders around the Mekong river adopt declaration for closer ties with South Korea

27 November 2019
2019-11-27 14:20

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and leaders around the Mekong River region adopted a declaration to work towards closer ties on Wednesday to boost cooperation. Leaders vowed to work closely in various sectors including information and communication technology (ICT) and tourism in the Mekong-Han River Declaration, after holding the first South Korea-Mekong summit in Busan.

During the opening remarks, Moon said he believes that the development of Mekong region is the development of South Korea and vowed to closely work together. Co-chairperson of the summit and Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha expressed gratitude to South Korea for investing $1 million to the region. South Korea-Mekong trade volume has increased 2.4 times since 2011, totaling $84.5 billion, according to the South Korea's presidential office.

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