HA NOI (VNS) — Representatives of the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Cambodian Ministry of Planning met in Ha Noi yesterday to devise orientations for future co-operation.
Minister Bui Quang Vinh stressed the need for the two ministries to focus on more practical and effective contents of co-operation in order to work as advisors for their Governments in making development policies.
He suggested the holding of regular high-level meetings as well as those for experts to exchange experiences in socio-economic development
The minister also touched upon the expansion of co-operation areas relating to the Viet Nam-Laos-Cambodia development triangle. He praised the Cambodian side for its achievement, especially in economics, inflation curbing and agriculture.
Cambodian Minister Chhay Than spoke highly of Viet Nam's support and co-operation in economic development, education and infrastructure, and expressed his hope for more support from the Vietnamese side.
Following the talks, the two ministers signed the fourth ministerial-level co-operation minutes.
Vinh handed Friendship Orders and Medals to a number of individuals and groups of the Cambodian ministry for their contributions to the bilateral co-operation. — VNS