GMS Summits

GMS Summit of Leaders



The Summit of Leaders, which is generally held every 3 years, is the highest forum in the Greater Mekong Subregion program and culminates in a joint statement signed by the heads of government of member countries. The summit is an opportunity to examine how global trends are affecting the subregion; the progress that has been made in cooperation and integration; and the best strategy for moving forward in the years ahead.

The next Summit of Leaders is expected to be held in 2017. Learn more about previous meetings at the links below.

Year Event Date Venue/Country
2014 5th 19-20 December Bangkok, Thailand
Read the Joint Declaration
2011 4th 19-20 December Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
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2008 3rd 30-31 March Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Read the Joint Declaration
2005 2nd 4-5 July Kunming, Yunnan, People's Republic of China
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2002 1st 3 November Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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