Visiting Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw said yesterday that his country agreed to consider becoming a full member of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), Xinhua reported on 26 October.

U Htin Kyaw made the remark while holding talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi during his state visit to Vietnam, according to the state-run news agency VNA.

MRC, established in 1995, groups Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to jointly manage the shared water resources and the sustainable development of the Mekong River.