Vietnam, Cambodia forge closer ties

(VOVworld)-Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Hun Sen have agreed on various measures to bolster the countries’ multi-faceted relations. During talks in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen described the Vietnamese leader’s official visit as being of historical significance, voicing his belief that the trip will provide strong momentum for their traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation to thrive. The two Prime Ministers agreed to continue promoting trade, services and cooperation between Vietnamese and Cambodian localities, particularly ones located along the shared borderline.

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Hunsen hold talks in Phnom Penh on  April 25, 2017 (Photo: VNA)

They pledged to order the joint committee for border demarcation to step up negotiations, seek solutions regarding border sections not demarcated, and work more closely in border management. They promised to facilitate and seek effective measures to boost partnerships in potential areas such as trade-investment, banking, electricity, mining, oil and gas, industrial tree planting, transport, telecommunications, and education. Vietnam and Cambodia will maintain close ties in security and defence, they said, reiterating the principle of not allowing any hostile forces to use the territory of one country to sabotage the other’s security. Both sides are set to enhance collaboration to fight terrorism, transnational crimes, smuggling, drug crime and human trafficking. They will also press ahead with the search for and repatriation of the remains of Vietnam’s volunteer soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Cambodia wars. Prime Minister Phuc asked Cambodia to soon recognise Vietnamese expatriates’ legal status and Cambodian nationality. Prime Minister Hun Sen promised to direct relevant agencies to provide favorable conditions for Vietnamese-Cambodians to be treated as equally as expatriates of other countries.