Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen (Photo: AFP/VNA)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen will lead a high-ranking delegation of the Cambodian Government on an official visit to Vietnam from December 6-8.

The visit will be made at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, according to a statement released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 29.

Vietnam and Cambodia officially established diplomatic relations on June 24, 1967. The two nations have regularly maintained the exchange of visits at all levels.

Vietnam has become one of Cambodia’s leading economic partners with two-way trade reaching nearly 3.8 billion USD in 2017, up more than 25 percent year-on-year. The two countries are striving to raise the figure to 5 billion USD in the coming years. 

Vietnam has to date invested in 206 projects in Cambodia with combined registered capital of 3.02 billion USD, ranking in the top five foreign investors in Cambodia.  Meanwhile, Cambodia has poured 58.1 million USD into 18 projects in Vietnam.

In 2017, up to 835,000 Vietnamese visited Cambodia while 222,000 Cambodians went on tours of Vietnam.-VNA