On 19-21 September 2018, Mae Fah Luang University Vice President Assist. Prof. Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont and lecturers from the School of Sinology participated in the International Conference Belt and Road Initiative Lancang- Mekong Cooperation: New Era and New Start at International Convention, the Empress Hotel in Chiang Mai province.
This international conference was jointly organised by the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Chiang Mai; Chiang Mai University; and Mae Fah Luang University. The purpose of this conference was to provide the venue for over 400 scholars, researchers, high-ranking governmental officers and private sectors from Thailand, China and the GMS to exchange their knowledge, opinion and experiences covering significant aspects. The discussed aspects included logistics and transportation; economic and investments; information technology, smart city and cashless society; culture and cultural heritage; and tourism.
In addition, this conference also lent itself to be a venue for communication that will foster economic cooperation and promote social sciences and culture relations between China and the Greater Mekong Subregion countries.
All in all, this conference was a great success as all the participants shared and exchanged insightful views on BRI, LMC and GMS cooperation. The productive discussion will move China and the Greater Mekong Subregion countries forward a new era and usher in more cooperation based on the mutual understanding and benefit.