09:25 | 24/11/2016 Vietnam - Asean
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held talks with his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, on November 23, during which he affirmed the Vietnamese Party and State’s consistent policy of paying attention to consolidating and developing ties with Cambodia.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc holds talks with his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, on November 23 - (Credit: VGP)
At the talks, which took place on the threshold of the ninth Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Summit, PM Phuc expressed the wish that the Vietnam-Cambodia relations would grow in line with the motto of “good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive partnership and durable sustainability.”
The Vietnamese leader spoke highly of Cambodia’s socio-economic achievements under the leadership of the Government and the Cambodia People’s Party (CPP) as well as PM Hun Sen.
PM Phuc believed that the ninth CLV Summit will be successful, thereby contributing to the enhancement of cooperation among the three countries.
For his part, PM Hun Sen also affirmed that Cambodia is keen on boosting its relationship with Vietnam.
The two PMs discussed a wide range of issues related to Vietnam-Cambodia ties as well as measures to further foster the bilateral partnership in economy and trade, and to ensure security and political stability in each country.
Both leaders expressed their desire to soon complete the border demarcation so as to build a common border of peace, friendship, stability and development, thus facilitating border economic growth and people-to-people exchanges.
PM Phuc proposed the Cambodian Government and PM Hun Sen continue creating optimal conditions for Cambodians of Vietnamese origin to stabilise their lives so that they can contribute to Cambodia’s socio-economic development.
The two leaders also agreed to work closely in the organisation of activities marking the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic relations in 2017, with the attendance at the inauguration ceremony of a bridge connecting Vietnam’s An Giang province and Cambodia’s Kandal province early next year as the first activity.
On the occasion, PM Phuc invited PM Hun Sen and his wife to soon visit Vietnam. The invitation was accepted with pleasure./.