(VOV) - Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has reaffirmed Vietnam’s policy of strengthening ties with Cambodia, especially when the neighbouring country takes over the ASEAN chair in 2012.
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While receiving Ung Sean, Cambodian Foreign Affairs Secretary of State, in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8, Minh expressed his delight at the recent development of bilateral friendship and comprehensive cooperation in all fields, including trade and investment.
He highly valued the cooperation between the two foreign ministries in implementing signed agreements, which he said has contributed to consolidating the traditional relations between Vietnam and Cambodia.
He also proposed that the two ministries further foster cooperation to celebrate the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year 2012 and the 45 th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.
** On March 6-7, a Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy FM Pham Quang Vinh worked with a Cambodian delegation led by Sean Ung to review recent bilateral cooperation, and discuss regional and international issues of mutual concern.
Both sides agreed to work closer together to implement the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year, and affirmed that the cooperation demonstrates mutual understanding and contributes to developing bilateral friendship.