Hanoi, Phnom Penh agree new bilateral cooperation orientations

10:10 | 28/04/2022 Cooperation

Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung and Cambodia’s Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng promised to jointly seek new orientations to promote practical ooperation between the two cities in various fields during talks on April 27 in Phnom Penh.

The two officials agreed to further enhance cooperation in investment and tourism between enterprises in the two cities.

The Hanoi side pledged to enroll more Cambodian students to its universities; boost information sharing and experience in urban management and people-to-people exchanges; and enhance education and popularisation activities to raise awareness of younger generations of the fine traditional relationship between Vietnam and Cambodia.

For his part, Sreng highlighted the significance of the Hanoi delegation’s visit as it takes place when the two nations are celebrating the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties (June 24, 1967-2022), affirming that it is a testament to the good traditional relationship between the two Parties, governments and peoples, especially the long-standing cooperation between Phnom Penh and Hanoi.

hanoi phnom penh agree new bilateral cooperation orientations
Participants at the talks (Photo: VNA)

He stressed that the Cambodian people never forget the Vietnamese volunteer soldiers' help to bring his country out of the Pol Pot genocidal regime.

He briefed on the socio-economic reforms of Phnom Penh in recent years, saying that the city needs assistance in tourism and transport development.

While congratulating Cambodia for its great achievements in maintaining political stability, security, socio-economic development and constantly improving its international position, Dung highly valued Cambodia’s measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its high COVID-19 vaccination coverage, as well as its positive achievements after fully reopening the economy.

Regarding efforts to recover post-pandemic, the Hanoi official said Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular have been implementing solutions to remove the difficulties facing businesses, improve the business and investment environment, and attract foreign and domestic resources.

The Hanoi authority has also focused on allocating a budget to invest in key projects in areas that can help ensure the sustainable development of the capital, he noted.

Hanoi aims to become green, civilized, modern and competitive city in the region and the world, and maintain its “City for Peace” title, Dung added.

Earlier the same day, Dung paid courtesy visits to President of the Cambodian People's Party and Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, CPP Honorary President and Chairman of the Cambodian National Assembly Samdech Heng Samrin, and CPP Vice President and President of the Senate of Cambodia Samdech Say Chhum.

Source: NDO/VNA