HA NOI (VNS)— The Vietnamese and Cambodian governments have pledged to increase collaboration on social welfare as part of a pact expected to bring rafts of benefits to both nations.
At a meeting in Ha Noi yesterday, the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and Cambodian Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation signed an agreement to promote bilateral co-operation in social welfare.
MOLISA's Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen and Cambodian Minister Ith Sam Heng shared experiences on several social affairs issues, including welfare policies for the elderly and children as well as methods of drug rehabilitation.
Under the new agreement, both sides will step up co-operation by sharing experiences and information on policies for child care, protection and education.
Co-operation in tackling social problems and poverty reduction will also be enhanced.
The Departments of International Co-operation will act under the two ministries to oversee implementation of the agreement, which is binding for three years.
According to MOLISA, later this year the two ministries will send two delegations of senior State officials and experts to visit the other country to share and discuss professional experiences in social welfare issues.-VNS