Vietnamese, Cambodian Prime Ministers talk to FTU students

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Moha Boror Thipadei Hun Manet on December 12 had a conversation with lecturers and students at the Foreign Trade University (FTU), one of the high-quality human resources training centre of Vietnam which has trained many Cambodian students.
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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Moha Boror Thipadei Hun Manet on December 12 had a conversation with lecturers and students at the Foreign Trade University (FTU).

PM Chinh highlighted the close attachment, solidarity, and cooperation between the two Parties, States, and peoples, and expressed his hope that the youth of Vietnam and Cambodia will always remember the sacrifice of generations of Vietnamese and Cambodians for the independence and freedom of each country as well as the friendship and solidarity between the two nations.

He underlined that ties between Vietnam and Cambodia are growing strongly, with two-way trade reaching 10.57 billion USD in 2022, making Vietnam the third largest trade partner of Cambodia.

Defense security has been one of the key pillars in the bilateral relations, while culture, sports, tourism, health care, people-to-people, and locality-to-locality cooperation have been expanded, he noted.

Particularly, a bilateral partnership in education training has been promoted, with 3,000 Cambodian students studying in Vietnam, acting as an important bridge for the Vietnam-Cambodia friendship, said the PM, hailing the education sectors of the two countries and the FTU in particular for showing strong performance in the field.

PM Chinh said that human resources are one of the key factors for the reinforcement of good neighborliness, traditional friendship, and comprehensive, sustainable, and long-term cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia.

He said he hopes the FTU will continue to provide human resources to State agencies and businesses serving foreign economic activities, including economic, trade, and investment collaboration with Cambodia while creating optimal conditions for students from Cambodia.

The Government will provide the best conditions for universities to promote their role in innovation and supplying high-quality human resources for international cooperation, including collaboration with Cambodia, stated the PM. He said he hopes Vietnamese and Cambodian students will support each other in life and study, contributing to promoting the friendship between the two nations.

For his part, PM Hun Manet emphasized the close ties among Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos, including education and training partnerships.

He said that Cambodia switched to the market economy in 1993 and is focusing on comprehensively reforming its socio-economy towards the goal of becoming an upper-middle-income country in 2030 and a high-income one in 2050.

The Cambodian Government is concentrating on five priorities, including human resources training, he said.

Noting that trade and investment between the two countries have been expanded, especially after the two sides improved infrastructure connections, he underlined the need to further foster the connectivity between the two economies. The two sides should promote border trade and collaborate to boost the border economy while encouraging and creating favorable conditions for the two business communities to seek partnership, he added.

PM Hun Manet reminded Cambodian and Vietnamese students to be deeply aware of the special significance of maintaining and promoting the friendship and long-standing friendship and solidarity between Cambodia and Vietnam.

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(Source: VNA)