Cambodian PM hopes for expanded trade ties with Vietnam hinh anh 1Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen. (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)
Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on November 24 expressed his hope for expanded trade ties between Cambodia and Vietnam.

At a reception for newly-appointed Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Nguyen Huy Tang, PM Hun Sen said Cambodia and Vietnam should enhance their trade links, towards a bilateral agreement on agriculture, especially agricultural production in border areas.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, trade ties between Cambodia and Vietnam have still been maintained and recorded significant growth, he said, suggesting the two countries resume direct air routes.

For his part, Tang congratulated Cambodia on its development achievements, notably its successes in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and thanked the country for presenting medical supplies and vaccines to Vietnam.

The ambassador pledged to try his best to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, particularly in politics, diplomacy, national defence, trade, economy, agriculture and COVID-19 combat, among others.

He also conveyed compliments from Vietnamese leaders to PM Hun Sen./.