Japan’s Strategy in the Mekong Region

Concerted actions and tangible achievements over the past 10 years of the Mekong-Japan Cooperation have significantly contributed to the transformation of the Mekong region to be one of the global growth centers.

Japan’s commitment to promote quality growth-both hard and soft infrastructure connectivity- further boosts economic potentials of the region and narrows the development gap within Asean. Such effort has been consistently hailed by the Mekong countries.

Every three years, Japan hosts the Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo where major strategy is announced.

Sim Vireak is Strategic Advisor of the Asian Vision Institute (AVI).

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