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MoHT Union Minister attends meeting on benefits of CLMVT forum, its continuation

UNION Minister for Hotels and Tourism Dr Htay Aung attended the coordination meeting on the benefits of the CLMVT Forum which includes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Viet Nam, and Thailand, and the continuation of the forum through video conferencing yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw. The meeting was chaired by the Kasetsart University of Thailand, and also attended by the directors-general and officials of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, and officials from the Myanmar Tourism Federation and its affiliate associations. At the meeting, the Union minister said that the CLMVT Forum is part of the efforts of the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand to boost trade and investment cooperation among the CLMVT countries. He said as it is not only a forum for cooperation for the economic development of the countries, it can also enhance the regional cooperation through the recommendations, knowledge and views of the government, private, international organizations and experts. In addition, situations to be encountered in the post-COVID-19 period between the CLMVT countries and strategies for cooperation in trade and investment were discussed and reviewed, he added. The Union minister highlighted that the tourism sector is one of the key sectors that benefit not only CLMVT countries but also internationally for economic and social development. He said he believed that the outcome of the forum will lead to sustainable development and benefits for the countries through clear guidelines and recommendations for public-private tourism cooperation and implementation, urging them to work together for a comprehensive forum that would come up with useful and supportive developments. Afterwards, Dr Montchai Pinitjitsamut from the Kasetsart University of Thailand briefed all on the holding of the forum, and its benefits and outcomes. Myanmar officials shared their experiences of attending the forum, benefits for the public/ private sector from the forum, tips for the successful continuation of the forum, the inclusion of tourism cooperation in the forum agenda and the need for tourism cooperation in the future. It is reported that the Union minister made concluding remarks at the meeting. — MNA Source From: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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