Myanmar Centre for Mekong Studies was launched with ribbon cutting ceremony this morning at Myanmar ISIS building in the attendance of Chinese delegation from CIIS led by Dr.Rong Ying, Vice President of CIIS and Director of China Centre for Mekong Studies and Deputy Permanent Secretary of MOFA, U Aung Kyaw Zan. The six riparian states along the Mekong river already have established their National Centres. There will be a meeting of the National Centre for Mekong Studies of the six countries on October 30th at Siem Reap. They will discuss the future activities of the National Centres. Myanmar ISIS members Daw Than Than Htay and U Ba Hla Aye are assigned as Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator respectively of the Myanmar Centre. After the opening ceremony, a panel discussion on the “Environmental Protection in LMC Region” followed . Professor Dr. Daw Kyi Kyi Hla, member of Myanmar ISIS and Professor Dr. Daw Khin Ni Ni Thein, Secretary, Advisory Group of the National Water Resources Committee, and Advisor, Myanmar Centre for Mekong Studies (MCMS) and Ms. Lu Diyin, Lancang-Mekong Environmental Cooperation Center read papers on the topic. The LMC cooperation is one of the initiatives taken by China in connection with the BRI.
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