VGP - The Vietnamese Government delegation led by PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng and his spouse has just left Hà Nội on November 15 to visit Cambodia and attend sub-regional summits there.
Vietnamese PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng (R) and Cambodian PM Hunsen – Photo: VGP Reinforcing reliable Việt Nam–Cambodia relations
The official visit to Cambodia by PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng aims to reiterate Việt Nam’s consistent policy of reinforcing and fostering the fine friendly and all-round cooperative ties and mutual trust between the two countries.
The Việt Nam–Cambodia economic cooperation has developed strongly in recent years.
The two-way trade value is estimated at US $2 billion this year. Việt Nam has invested over US $900 million in more than 60 projects in Cambodia.
On the Mekong River – Photo: Internet
Fostering sub-regional cooperation
The Vietnamese PM’s presence at sub-regional summits in Cambodia will help reinforce the multifaceted cooperation with neighbor countries in the Mekong Sub-region, especially Laos and Cambodia.
In recent years, cooperation among sub-regional countries has been accelerated. Many new cooperative mechanisms, such as those among Cambodia, Laos and Việt Nam (CLV), Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Việt Nam (CLMV), and the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS), were formed and have churned out positive results.
The 3rd ACMECS Summit in November 2008 in Hà Nội established an environment working group and the 4th CMLV Summit in the same month fixed the list of priority projects. And the 5th CLV Summit in November 2008 in Vientiane, Laos, adopted the memorandum of understanding on preferential policies for the Development Triangle.
By Ngọc Vân