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European Union-Mekong Cooperation Forum

European Union-Mekong Cooperation Forum

On March 16th, 2022, the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) and the European Union (EU) in Hanoi co-organized a hybrid European Union-Mekong Cooperation Forum at the DAV. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Hieu, Ambassador Giorgio Aliberti, Head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Vietnam and DAV Acting President Pham Lan Dung made their speeches in the opening. Managing Director of the Asia-Pacific region Gunnar Wiegand delivered a keynote speech from EU headquarters in Brussels. Other speakers included Ambassador, Head of EU Delegation to Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, Vietnam; Ambassadors of some EU member countries to Vietnam, experts from European countries, Southeast Asia and Vietnam. About 50 participants came to the forum in person and more than 100 online participants, including the DAV, Departments of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ministries, branches, research agencies of Vietnam and foreign representative offices to Vietnam attended the f