Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, visited the Mekong Institute on 18 November 2010.
Dr. Surin met with Dr. Suchat Katima, MI Director, and other MI staff during the visit. He was given a presentation on MI evolution and programs, and exchanged views on human resources development in the GMS. He acknowledged the role of MI in regional integration and cooperation, and suggested MI to work with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) on areas of common concerns.
Dr. Surin (second right) visited MI, accompanied by Dr. Suchat Katima (first left), MI Director and
Dr. Vanchai Vatanasapt (second left), Former MI Director