Vietnam and Cambodia have reaffirmed to continue maintaining and
promoting the valuable traditional friendship between the two countries.
a joint statement issued at the end of Party General Secretary
Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Cambodia at the invitation of King of
Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni on Dec. 8, the two sides expressed their
pleasure and pride of the practical and efficient development of the
fine neighbourliness, traditional friendship and comprehensive and
They once again affirmed to maintain
and promote the traditional friendship and pass it on to younger
generations on the basis of principles in the Vietnam-Cambodia joint
statements in 1999, 2005 and 2009, describing this as one of important
factors to ensure the victory of each country’s national construction
On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of their
diplomatic ties, the two sides agreed to name 2012 as the
“Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year”.
The two sides stressed the
importance of economic cooperation and committed to further expand and
improve efficiency and quality of economic cooperation in order to match
both countries’ aspirations and potential.
They emphasised the
resolve to double two-way trade to 5 billion USD in the next five years
and encouraged their businesses to boost cooperation and investment in
border areas, particularly the Development Triangle.
sides reaffirmed their policy of not allowing any hostile force to use
the territory of one country to threaten security of the other country.
They agreed to increase cooperation to ensure political security and
coordinated in fighting trans-national crimes, illegal immigration, as
well as in searching, unearthing and repatriating remains of Vietnamese
soldiers who died in Cambodia .
The two sides committed to
efficiently implement border treaties, agreements and pacts between the
two countries along with speeding up land border demarcation and marker
planting, building the common borderline of peace, friendship,
cooperation and sustainable development.
They also agreed to
expand joint patrol cooperation to maintain stability in the two
countries’ sea area and assign the two countries’ border committees to
launch negotiations on sea boundary demarcation.
The two sides
decided to continue to create favourable conditions and treat each
other’s residents as equally as other foreign citizens.
Vietnamese side highly valued and thanked the Government and people of
Cambodia for their legal conditions for the Vietnamese people living in
The two sides shared views on international and
regional issues of common concern, agreed to enhance cooperation with
Laos to build the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle into an
area of peace, security and sustainable development.
unanimous to actively participate in building the ASEAN Community,
contributing to peace, stability in the region, and solve disputes
through peaceful measures in line with international law and regional
They also agreed to increase cooperation with
Mekong River countries to manage and use efficiently water resources
while promoting environmental protection and preventing adverse impacts
on all people living along the river.
The two sides spoke highly
of fine results and significance of the state-level friendship visit to
Cambodia by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, and described it
as an important historic event, contributing to bringing solidarity,
traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation to a new height./.