On Wednesday, the Australian Embassy and Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs co-hosted the 3rd Mekong – Australia Policy Dialogue (MAPD) under the theme: “Road to Recovery: Transforming Transport Infrastructure in ACMECS.”
H.E. Mr Chayatan Phromsorn, Thailand’s Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport delivered the keynote remarks outlining grand transport infrastructure development, linking Thailand with the region. The event was joined by government officials from Australia and Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) members, with representatives from the private sector, multi-lateral development banks and research organisations.
In the opening remarks, Ambassador McKinnon said that “As part of a landmark package to support Southeast Asia’s recovery from COVID-19, Australia is expanding cooperation with Mekong partners to invest in infrastructure and drive inclusive economic growth.”