By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae
President Moon Jae-in hosted a welcoming dinner on Nov. 26 at ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Culture House in Busan for the leaders of the five countries through which the Mekong River, the longest river in Southeast Asia, runs – Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand.
"Korea achieved the Miracle on the Hangang River, and countries in the Mekong region are writing a new chapter of history – the Miracle on the Mekong River," the president said.
"I am confident that the dynamism of the Mekong and Korea's experience will combine to bring us all a miracle."
"I hope the Mekong-ROK (Republic of Korea) Summit will be the first step toward realizing prosperity with shared experiences, sustainable prosperity, and peace and mutual prosperity in East Asia," he added.