Cambodia congratulates Vietnam on successful holding of 37th ASEAN Summit hinh anh 1Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen in the virtual talks with Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia has issued a press release regarding the virtual talks between Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc on November 24.

The Cambodian PM congratulated Vietnam on the successful outcomes of the 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, especially the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the ministry noted.

The two leaders expressed their satisfaction on the significant progress of the comprehensive cooperation between Cambodia and Vietnam in recent years and agreed to deepen and broaden the existing close ties in the spirit of "good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and long-lasting stability”.

The two PMs stressed the importance of promoting two-way trade and investment between the two countries. In this respect, they agreed to ask their respective ministries, institutions and provincial authorities to work closely so as to facilitate the travel of the businesspeople as well as to enhance the implementation of the preventive measures to timely cope with the issues.

The two leaders also reaffirmed the joint efforts in strengthening bilateral cooperation on defence and security and guaranteeing the security and order at the border.

They noted with gratification that Cambodia and Vietnam have successfully contained the spread of COVID-19.

PM Hun Sen expressed his high appreciation to the Vietnamese Government for presenting medical supplies to Cambodia to fight against the pandemic and for facilitating the safe return of hundreds of Cambodian students to study in Vietnam.

For his part, PM Phuc praised the Royal Government of Cambodia for maintaining social and economic stability amidst the global pandemic.
Both leaders applauded the ratification of the Supplementary Treaty to the Treaty on Delimitation of State Border in 1985 and the Supplementary Treaty in 2005, and to the Protocol on Recognition of Accomplishment of Land Demarcation and Border Marker Planting by their respective legislative institutions.

They highlighted the importance of the recent exchange of topographical border maps between Cambodia and Vietnam. Both sides agreed to speed up the procedures to have the instruments of ratification of the said Supplementary Treaty and the Protocol 2019 exchanged as soon as possible.

They were strongly committed to resolve the settlement of the remaining 16 percent of the land boundary work, with a view to transform Cambodia-Vietnam border into a border of peace, stability, cooperation and development.

The leaders underscored the importance of the upcoming 18th Cambodia­-Vietnam Joint Commission at the ministerial level, to be convened on December 22 at Bavet city of Cambodia’s Svay Rieng province.

The two PMs expressed their strong determination to further strengthen cooperation in all areas and support each other in the regional and multilateral frameworks such as Mekong sub-region, ASEAN, ASEM and the United Nations./.