Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc welcomes Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (Source: VNA)
Binh Duong (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a working session with his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen in the southern province of Binh Duong on June 22 to discuss measures to further boost the two countries’ relations.

The two leaders exchanged opinions on cooperation in the fields of economics, defence, culture and education, and agreed to facilitate investment and the trading of goods and services between Vietnam and Cambodia.

They also pledged to foster coordination at regional and international forums, while proposing specific measures to prevent terrorism, trans-national crime, and smuggling and deal with issues related to security in order to ensure peace and stability in the region and in each nation.

PM Phuc spoke highly of the two countries’ defence cooperation and asked Cambodia to help speed up the search for and repatriation of remains of voluntary Vietnamese soldiers and experts who died in Cambodia.

Applauding the completion of 84 percent of land border demarcation and border marker planting work, he urged both sides to boost negotiations to seek solutions to existing border-related matters and cooperate closely in border management so as to build a shared border line of peace, stability, cooperation and sustainable development.

He also asked Cambodia to speed up the process of granting legal documents for Vietnamese people in the country.

PM Hun Sen agreed with his Vietnamese counterpart’s proposals, affirming that he will steer Cambodian offices to implement issues relating to repatriation of soldiers’ remains, border and the overseas Vietnamese community.

He again expressed his profound gratitude for the support Vietnam made to help Cambodia escape from the Pol Pot genocidal regime, as well as for the contributions made by Vietnamese businesses and investors for the country’s socio-economic development.

At the working session, the two sides reached consensus on all discussion issues, thus helping intensify bilateral friendship and cooperation in the time ahead.

The same day, the Cambodian Government leader returned home, concluding his trip to Vietnam.-VNA