Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived in Hanoi on December 26, starting his three-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

Vietnam is the first country Hun Sen has visited after his reelection as Cambodian Prime Minister.

He was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hor Nam Hong, Senior Minister in charge of border affairs Var Kimhong, Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce Sun Chanthol, Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vathana, Minister of Information Khieu Kanhrith, Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Porn Moniroth, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Hang Chuon Naron, and Minister attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary General of the Cambodian Council for Development Sok Chenda Sophea.

The visit aims to affirm the special relations between the two countries and boost their cooperation in various areas, including economics, trade and investment, while exchanging issues of common concerns.

Vietnam and Cambodia set up diplomatic ties on June 24, 1967, marking a milestone in the two countries’ fraternal and neighbouring relationship.

In recent years, trade ties between the two countries have developed unceasingly. Two-way trade in 2012 reached 3.3 billion USD and 2.94 billion USD in the first 10 months of this year.-VNA