|Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen arrives in Việt Nam today at the start of a two-day visit. This is his second visit to Việt Nam since he was re-appointed as Prime Minister in 2013.
The visit takes place at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc amid growing co-operation between the two countries, that share a borderline of over 1,000km spanning nine Vietnamese provinces and 10 Cambodian localities.
PM Hun Sen is accompanied by Deputy PM and Minister of National Defence General Tea Banh, Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhon, Senior Minister and Chairman of Cambodia’s National Border Committee Var Kim Hong, Minister of Cults and Religion Him Chhem, Minister of Rural Development Ouk Rabun, Minister of Commerce Pan Posak, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon, and other high-ranking Government officials.
Economically, Việt Nam is the fifth largest investor in Cambodia, after China, the Republic of Korea, the European Union and Malaysia, with 183 investment projects and a total registered capital of US$2.86 billion. Cambodia is running 12 projects with a combined investment capital of $54 million in Việt Nam.
Việt Nam is currently Cambodia’s third biggest trade partner. Two-way trade between the two countries hit $3.37 billion in 2015 and $2.38 billion by the end of October 2016. — VNS