Vietnam, Cambodia to maintain effective cooperation in every field
|Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son of Vietnam and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn of Cambodia exchanged views of measures to strengthen cooperation between the two countries on the sidelines of the seventh Mekong - Lancang Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bagan, Myanmar, on July 3. (Photo: Hong Nguyen)|
Vietnam and Cambodia will continue to maintain effective cooperation in various fields of politics, security and defense, economy, trade-investment, and education-training.
The view was shared by Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son of Vietnam and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn of Cambodia on the sidelines of the seventh Mekong - Lancang Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bagan, Myanmar, on July 3.
The two FMs expressed their elation at the positive development of bilateral relations in recent times through high-level visit exchanges and contact, helping to increase economic and trade cooperation. Two-way trade turnover between Vietnam and Cambodia rose 19% in the first five months of this year compared to the corresponding period last year, hitting US$5.44 billion.
They said the two sides had jointly organized a ceremony marking 45 years of Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen’s search for national salvation to overthrow the genocidal Pol Pot regime, and another ceremony celebrating 55 years of the Vietnam – Cambodia diplomacy.
The two diplomats agreed that both sides will coordinate well in preparing for coming high-level visits, and in organizing other activities within the framework of the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Year 2022.
They also discussed both sides’ coordination in ASEAN and a number of regional and international issues of mutual concern.