(VOV) -International scholars, researchers, and specialists gathered at an August 9 seminar in Hanoi to discuss ways of expanding cooperation in the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle.
The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) hosted the seminar. Its attending delegates, debating both theory and practice, all concurred on the importance of the Central Highland region’s role in successful expansion.
They noted the region constitutes 6.1% of the CLV’s population and boasts great developmental potential thanks to abundant natural resources and strategic geographical positioning.
The experts urged the three countries to consolidate their ties in the interests of capitalising on the advantages of political, economic, and cultural similarities.
CLV should complete any legislation necessary to facilitating border trade and markets. Security, immigration, environmental protection, and law enforcement must all be given their due attention.
The Central Highland region’s demands for additional employment opportunities can be met with solidarity and cooperation, they said.
VASS Vice President and Associate Professor Dr Nguyen Quang Thuan noted the rising trend in mutually beneficial economic cooperation between the three neighbours. He cited exemplary successes of development zones in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore and Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines as models to be replicated.
Established 14 years ago, the CLV development triangle is intended to bolster solidarity and cooperation, fuelling socio-economic development, poverty reduction, and regional security and stability maintenance.