Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (second, left) arrives at Siem Riep for 9th Summit of Cambodia-Laos-Việt Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News
SIEM REAP — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia, today for the 9th Summit of Cambodia-Laos-Việt Nam Development Triangle Area (CLV 9) at the invitation of his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen.
The Vietnamese PM was welcomed at Siem Reap international airport by leaders of the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of Cambodia, along with representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy and Consulate General in Battambang.
Since its establishment 17 years ago, the triangle area’s co-operation mechanism has been strengthened ceaselessly, contributing to enhancing links, ensuring security and political stability, and promoting poverty reduction and socio-economic development in the three countries.
The co-operation among Cambodia, Laos and Việt Nam has been expanded across fields, from security-diplomacy, transport, industry, trade, and investment to agriculture and environmental protection.
At the CLV8 in Vientiane, Laos, in 2014, the parties supported Việt Nam’s proposal to enlarge the mechanism through fostering connectivity of the three economies instead of only 13 border provinces, and pushing cooperation in the terms of telecommunications, electricity, tourism and banking.
PM Phúc is scheduled to meet his Cambodian and Lao counterparts Samdech Techo Hun Sen, and Thongloun Sisoulith, and take part in the CLV9 in the afternoon of the same day.
The summit is expected to issue a joint statement on connectivity of the three economies, among others. A list of 15 priority projects will also be tabled for discussion. VNS