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Bac Lieu (VNA) – A delegation from the Development Department under the Cambodian Defence Ministry led by Deputy Director Lieutenant General Dong Mao on January 16 visited the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu to extend greetings to provincial leaders and locals on the upcoming traditional New Year (Tet) festival.

The delegation was welcomed by Vice Standing Chairman of the Bac Lieu People’s Committee Le Minh Chien and representatives from several departments.

Lieut. Gen. Dong Mao wished Bac Lieu leaders, armed forces and locals a happy New Year.

He briefed the host on Cambodia’s development, with 2017 GDP reaching 6.9 percent and per capita income of 1,435 USD per year.

Vietnam and Cambodia, sharing 1,137km of borderline, have enjoyed traditional friendship and close coordination in all fields, especially security, defence and cultural exchange.

Chien thanked the Cambodian officers for the wishes, while congratulating Cambodia on achievements that the country gained in 2017.

He noted that last year, Bac Lieu recorded a growth of 6.83 percent, while the living conditions of locals were significantly improved.

In the coming time, the province will focus on developing renewable energy, high tech shrimp farming, tourism, service and high quality education, with an aim to make Bac Lieu a strong locality in the region, said Chien.

He also underlined that the province always works hard to promote the special traditional ties between Vietnam and Cambodia.-VNA