Mekong Dialogue Meeting is a signature and closed-door meeting that Mekong Studies Center initiates and organizes in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand to mark the 10th anniversary of Mekong Studies Center.
The objective of Mekong Dialogue Meeting is to provide a platform for experts of different countries in Greater Mekong Sub-region to share information and experience about past and current issues that are useful to people who work and research in any countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
The moderator of each Mekong Dialogue Meeting manages knowledge through strategic thinking approach and integrates knowledge from different participants in order to fully establish and develop “Mekong Think Tank Network”.
On 17 January, 2018, Mekong Studies Center, Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University organised the 1st Mekong Dialogue Meeting (MDM) consisting of 21 representatives from both government agencies and private sectors who are experts on Cambodia to discuss whether "Will the 2018 Cambodian general election affect Thailand?"
In the afternoon of 21st March 2018, Mekong Studies Center, Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with V-Serve Group held the 2nd Mekong Dialogue Meeting. We were honored to have Dr. Tanit Sorat, Chairman of V-Serve Group to lead the discussion during the meeting. There were representatives from both government agencies and private sectors who are experts on Myanmar discussing about business and investment in Myanmar.
On the 2nd May 2018, Mekong Studies Center in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand held the 3rd Mekong Dialogue Meeting titled “Vietnam’s Positioning in 2018: Future Prediction and Way Forward”. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and exchange detail updates about the different issues on Vietnam, which is a country that plays an important role in economic development in Greater Mekong Sub-region. This is done in order for the public sector and private sector in Thailand to prepare themselves in dealing and developing relationship with Vietnamese stakeholders.
We were honored to have Mr.Damrong Kraikruan , Deputy Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Admiral Jumpol Lumpikanon, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Defence, Assistant Professor Dr. Theera Nuchpiam, Professor of Southeast Asia Studies, Chulalongkorn University and, Minister Counsellor of Department of East Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Vietnam specialists from public sector and private sector in Thailand to join the 3rd Mekong Dialogue Meeting.