Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc held a working session with his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen in Bình Dương province on Thursday to discuss measures to further boost the two countries’ relations. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
BÌNH DƯƠNG — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc held a working session with his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen in Bình Dương province on Thursday to discuss measures to further boost the two countries’ relations.
The two leaders exchanged opinions on co-operation in the fields of economics, defence, culture and education, and they agreed to facilitate investment and the trading of goods and services between Việt Nam and Cambodia.
They also pledged to foster co-ordination at regional and international forums, while proposing specific measures to prevent terrorism, transnational crime and smuggling in order to deal with issues related to security and ensure peace and stability in the region and in each nation.
PM Phúc spoke highly of the two countries’ defence co-operation and asked Cambodia to help speed up the search for and repatriation of the remains of voluntary Vietnamese soldiers and experts who died in Cambodia.
Applauding the completion of 84 per cent of land border demarcation and border marker planting work, the PM urged both sides to boost negotiations to seek solutions to existing border-related matters and co-operate closely in border management so as to build a shared border line of peace, stability, co-operation and sustainable development.
He also asked Cambodia to speed up the process of granting legal documents for Vietnamese people in the country.
PM Hun Sen agreed with his Vietnamese counterpart’s proposals, affirming that he will steer Cambodian offices to implement issues relating to repatriation of soldiers’ remains, border and the overseas Vietnamese community.
He again expressed his profound gratitude for the support Việt Nam gave to help Cambodia escape Pol Pot’s genocidal regime, as well as for the contributions made by Vietnamese businesses and investors for the country’s socio-economic development.
At the working session, the two sides reached consensus on all discussion issues, thus helping to intensify bilateral friendship and co-operation in the time ahead.
The same day, the Cambodian Government leader returned home, concluding his trip to Việt Nam. — VNS