Lancang-Mekong Cooperation

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  • July 6, 2022
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In News: Myanmar’s military government hosted the first high-level regional meeting since the Army took power last year with China’s Foreign Minister and counterparts from Mekong Delta nations.

  • The delegations met at the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation group meeting held under the theme “Solidarity for Peace and Prosperity” in the central city of Bagan, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • China is Myanmar’s biggest trading partner and an old ally.
  • Beijing has invested billions of dollars in Myanmar’s mines, oil and gas pipelines and other infrastructure and is its major arms supplier, together like Russia.

Lancang-Mekong Cooperation

  • Lancang-Mekong Cooperation is a multilateral format established in 2016 for cooperation between the riparian states of the Lancang River and Mekong River.
  • The Lancang is the part of the Mekong that flows through China.
  • Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand are five downstream countries of the Mekong River.
  • The central purpose of the format is for China to manage water flow from its hydropower dams with the other riparian states.
  • LMC Special Fund was created in 2016 to aid in small and medium-sized projects by the Lancang-Mekong countries.

Source: Times of India

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) In the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation, an initiative of six countries, which of the following is/are not a participant/ participants? (2015)

  1. Bangladesh
  2. Cambodia
  3. China
  4. Myanmar
  5. Thailand

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1, 2 and 5

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