Prime Minister’s Online Summit with Five Mekong Basins November 13 16:28
Prime Minister Naoto Kan attended an online summit meeting with five countries in the Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia and indicated his desire to contribute to peace and prosperity in the region, which is the core of the Indo-Pacific region, by promoting supply chain strength.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan attended a summit meeting with five countries in the Mekong River basin: Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar in the afternoon of March 13.
At the outset, Prime Minister Kan said, “The Mekong region is the core of the Indo-Pacific region, and Japan has cherished strong ties with other countries and has walked as a close friend with deep trust. I would like to emphasize this relationship once again as uncertainty in the international community increases.”
On that basis, he indicated his plan to contribute to peace and prosperity in the region by promoting strong supply chains, such as supporting Japanese companies promoting the multipleance of overseas production bases, and by developing human resources for employees in each country in order to strengthen their ability to gather information in the surrounding waters from the viewpoint of maritime security.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan also stated that he would like to raise cooperation between the two sides to a new level and make next year the year the year of the Mekong-Japan Summit, after holding a summit meeting under this framework in Tokyo next fall.