The Lancang-Mekong Investment Seminar in Myanmar was held virtually on 21 and 22 September 2021 by the Lancang-Mekong Special Fund (2020) with the aim of sharing good practices and enhancing knowledge on the investment- related policies and regulations, discussing the investment policy measures to respond to the challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and promoting the regional investment among the Lancang–Mekong member countries: China, Cambodia, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.
On the first day of the Seminar, the speakers from the Lancang-Mekong member countries presented the country profiles based on the investment related policy measures and prioritized investment sectors in the context of COVID-19 Pandemic and post COVID-19 Era.
The Panel Discussion was held on the second day of the Seminar.
The importance of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) investment in the region, link to ASEAN agreements and RCEP agreement, and policy recommendations based on the key points: integrating/linking in-country investment promotion policy implications of LMC member countries to the enhancement of regional cooperation; recognizing prioritized sectors; coordinating cooperation mechanisms, and exploring current and potential trends in the post-COVID Era were made the deep dive discussion based on the country presentation with the aim of improving better economic development and cooperation among Lancang-Mekong member countries.
The Seminar was attended by a total of 70 participants from the Lancang-Mekong member countries and officials from the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations and the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.
The Lancang–Mekong Investment Seminar was hosted by Myanmar and it was the first seminar for investment promotion among the member countries. It aims at not only enhancing the investment promotion and job creation of the region but also contributing to a community of shared future of peace and prosperity among Lancang-Mekong Countries.