The Steering Committee for the Central Highlands Region and the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association (VCFA) have reached consensus on closer cooperation towards enhancing relations between Vietnam and Cambodia.

During their joint meeting held in the Central Highlands’ province of Dak Lak on May 8, the two agencies agreed to work together to support the activities conducted by the VCFA and its chapters in the region and in southern Binh Phuoc province.

The Committee will be responsible for coordinating with local authorities in the region to promote people-to-people exchange while the VCFA will pay attention to its guiding role across Central Highland provinces, especially in border areas, in order to foster communications campaigns among local people towards stepping up the Vietnam-Cambodia friendship.

The two sides committed to closely cooperate in advising the Politburo, the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat and the Prime Minister on reinforcing relations between the two countries and suggesting policies for the Vietnamese community living in Cambodia to make the activities of VCFA and its chapters more effective and practical.

They will also strive to help Cambodia train its human resources as a strategic concentration to further links between the two nations.

Additionally, programmes encouraging Vietnamese families and VCFA’s chapters to sponsor and support Cambodian students in Vietnam as well as cultural and sport exchanges between the two countries’ students will be enhanced.-VNA