Cambodian PM wraps up official visit to VN
08:25 | 29/12/2013
VGP - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on December 28 concluded his three-day official visit to Viet Nam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung. 

Cambodian PM Hun Sen held talks with PM Dung;  paid courtesy visits to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, and State President Truong Tan Sang and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.

At the meetings, the two sides briefed each other on each country’s situation and voiced their resolve to deepen and elevate the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries to a new height in the years to come. 

They consented to facilitate exchange of visits between the two countries’ high-ranking leaders as well as between ministries, branches, localities and organizations in order to reinforce mutual understanding. 

They will also partner with each other to deepen all-round cooperation, particularly in border trade, tourism, telecommunications, aviation, banking, oil and gas, industrial plant farming and agriculture. 

Both agreed to raise the two-way trade to US$5 billion in 2015 and pledged all possible support to Vietnamese businesses in Cambodia, for the benefit of the two peoples. 

The leaders reached a consensus on stronger cooperation in national defence and security as well as the fight against terrorism, cross-border crimes, smuggling, drug and human trafficking. 

Regarding the Eat Sea issue, the leaders consented to uphold ASEAN’s common stance mentioned in the Six-Point Principle on the East Sea, placing importance on maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea, settling disputes by peaceful means in line with international law and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea while speeding up the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea and the formulation of a Code of Conduct in the East Sea between ASEAN and China at an early date. 

Both host and guest committed to working closely together at multilateral frameworks like the United Nations, ASEAN and other regional and sub-regional cooperation mechanisms.  

PM Hun Sen witnessed the signing of 10 cooperation deals between the two countries on various areas. He also met with former Vietnamese experts and volunteers who fought side-by-side with the Cambodian people, and Vietnamese investors in Cambodia./.   

By Khanh Phuong

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