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25 Jul, 2011 14:12:56
Japan pledges over US$5bn to Mekong delta states
TOKYO, July 25 (AsiaPulse) - Japan pledged to provide 500 billion yen (US$6.37 billion) to Mekong states over three years in implementing projects in all sectors, at the 4th Meeting of Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers in Bali, Indonesia on July 21.

At the meeting, Japan also pledged to give about US$20 million to assist the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle.

Mekong and Japanese ministers discussed a plan to boost cooperation between the two sides and some regional and international issues of mutual concerns.

They agreed to approve the chairman's declaration on the spirit of 'New Partnership for a Future of Common Prosperity' and committed to boosting cooperation and multifaceted relations, not only in the economic sector, but also in politics, culture and other fields, with a final target to build fine relations among nations.

The third Mekong-Japan Summit will be organised on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit, scheduled for November in Indonesia.

The Meeting of Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers was attended by the foreign ministers from Vietnam, Japan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand under the chair of Japanese FM TakeakiMatsumoto.

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