The 6th Meeting of the Japanese Working Group for the Forum for the Promotion of Public-Private Cooperation in the Mekong Region
July 28, 2010
- As a follow-up on the “Mekong-Japan Action Plan 63” that was issued at the First Meeting between the Heads of the Governments of Japan and the Mekong region countries held in November 2009, the 6th Meeting of the Japanese Working Group for the Forum for the Promotion of Public-Private Cooperation in the Mekong region was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 28(Wed).
- Attendees at the meeting included staff from Unit of Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary, National Policy Unit of Cabinet Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism; Ministry of Environment; Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC); Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO); ASEAN-Japan Centre; Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) and Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
- At the meeting, a broad range of discussions were held on ways of public-private sector cooperation and coordination under the theme of “Mekong-Japan Industry Government Dialogue” and “Cooperation Projects on Human Resource Development in Viet Nam” from the perspective of further promoting efforts of Japan’s public-private sector cooperation and partnership in the Mekong region.
- The Meeting of the Japanese Working Group will be held regularly in the future, and will proceed with work towards holding the Forum for the Promotion of Public-Private Cooperation in the Mekong region later this year.
(Reference) “Mekong-Japan Action Plan 63” (excerpts)
“2.2. Japan will launch a new forum for the promotion of Public-Private Cooperation in the Mekong region, consisting of public, private and academic sectors of Japan and the Mekong region countries, to discuss issues of common interest among public and private sectors, including hard and soft infrastructure, logistics and distribution and industrial development.”
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