Mekong Utility Watch

Mekong panel on hold over fighting

The Nation
June 14, 1997

A joint committee meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) scheduled for today and tomorrow has been postponed indefinitely due to the absence of the Cambodian delegates, a senior MRC official said yesterday.

The meeting of MRC member countries Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam was to have been followed by the MRC’s second dialogue meeting with representatives from China and Burma on July 16.

He added that the commission will reschedule the meeting when Cambodia’s political situation stabilises. The MRC Secretariat had been planning a move from Bangkok to Phnom Penh.

China and Burma have been reluctant to officially join the MRC but last year agreed to open a dialogue with the organisation.

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