On August 10, 2011, 37 members of Yunnan-Thailand (Northern Region) Cooperation Working Group paid a visit to the Mekong Institute. Middle to senior officials from Yunnan Province, led by Mr. Huang Jun, Director General of the Department of Culture of Yunnan Province, P. R. China, were welcomed by MI Director, Dr Suchat Katima, and MI Management team. The delegates were given presentations on MI background and activities in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
On August 11, 2011, MI staff accompanied the delegation to Mukdahan Province. At Mukdahan Provincial Office, the delegates were welcomed by Dr.Sommai Preechasin, the Vice Governor of Mukdahan. In addition, the delegates also visited Mukdahan Customs House, and Immigration Office at the 2nd Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge.