MI Executive Director and Delegates Visit Yunnan Province, P.R. China from March 22-25, 2023

March 24, 2023

As part of his official visit, Mr. Suriyan Vichitlekarn, MI Executive Director, and delegates, attended the ‘2023 LMC Spring Reception’ hosted by the China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. on March 22, 2023. The reception was organized to welcome the MI delegation to Kunming, Yunnan Province.

At this event, the Executive Director had the pleasure of meeting with the senior management team of China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd., the Consul Generals of Lao Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Viet Nam, as well as representatives from the Cambodian and Thai Consulates, who were present at the reception.

On March 23, the MI Executive Director paid a visit to Ms. Yang Mu, Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office of the People's Government of Yunnan Province (FAOYN), Mr. Chen Rongjie, Deputy Director General of FAOYN also joined the meeting. DG Yang Mu, representing Mr. Wang Hao, Vice Governor of Yunnan Province and the current Chair of MI Council, expressed her appreciation on behalf of the government of Yunnan Province and reaffirmed support to and collaboration with MI on HRD matters. The DG also accepted to co-host MI's Governing Board Meeting 1/2023 and the Mekong Forum 2023 in Kunming City in July this year. The meeting was followed by a dinner hosted by Ms. Wang Mu.

On March 24, the MI delegation met with Ms. Hu Xinmei, Director of International Affairs of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (DARD). They discussed potential collaboration in the future.

Later, the delegation also met with MI Coordinating Agency for P.R. China, the Yunnan Research & Coordination Office for Lancang–Mekong Subregional Cooperation, Yunnan Academy of Science and Technology Development.

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