Prime Minister starts official Cambodia trip

Update: January, 13/2014 - 08:37
Prime Minister Nguyen Tat Dung at the airport in Cambodia.— VNA/VNS Photo

PHNOM PENH (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrived in Phnom Penh yesterday on the start of a three-day working visit to Cambodia to carry forward bilateral economic, trade and investment ties.

The visit is being made at the invitation of Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techno Hun Sen.

He was warmly welcomed at the airport by Cambodian Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Ngo Anh Dung and Vietnamese nationals in the country.

Dung cut the ribbons for the inauguration of the new Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia and met with representatives of Vietnamese nationals in the country.

He praised the efforts of embassy staff that have contributed to the traditional friendship and comprehensive co-operation between Viet Nam and Cambodia.

Dung also hailed contributions made by Vietnamese businesses in Cambodia to the development of the bilateral ties, particularly in the fields of aviation, banking, telecommunications and rubber.

He noted that the businesses should complete legal procedures and abide by Cambodia's laws and traditions.

Dung stressed that the Party and State considered Vietnamese nationals living abroad as an indispensable part of Viet Nam who helped boost friendship and co-operation between Viet Nam and other countries.

He urged the embassy to work with local authorities to create conditions for Vietnamese nationals to work and live in Cambodia.

Dung will attend the inauguration ceremony of Cho Ray-Phnom Penh hospital and co-chair the 4th Viet Nam-Cambodia Trade and Investment Promotion Conference with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen today. — VNS