Mekong security cooperation is a new dimension of regional security cooperation framework. It demonstrates the urgent need to increase regional cooperation to counter trans-boundary crimes.
Mekong is multifunctional river system. It provides water resources, economic values and security interests.
“The Mekong, dubbed the “Oriental Danube”, is an important shipping route linking China to Southeast Asia. Handling about 10 billion yuan ($1.57 billion) worth of cargo goods each year, it plays a growing role in regional trade”. (Link)