Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on December 28 concluded his three-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung.

While in Vietnam, PM Hun Sen held talks with PM Dung and met with National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. He also paid courtesy visits to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Truong Tan Sang.

At the meetings, the two sides briefed each other on each country’s situation and voiced their resolve to deepen and elevate the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries to a new height in the years to come.

They consented to facilitate exchange of visits between the two countries’ high-ranking leaders as well as between ministries, branches, localities and organisations in order to raise mutual understanding.

They will also partner with each other to deepen all-round cooperation, particularly in border trade, tourism, telecommunications, aviation, banking, oil and gas, industrial plant farming and agriculture.

Both agreed to raise the two-way trade to 5 billion USD in 2015 and pledged all possible support to Vietnamese businesses in Cambodia, for the benefit of the two peoples.

The leaders reached a consensus on stronger cooperation in national defence and security as well as the fight against terrorism, cross-border crimes, smuggling, drug and human trafficking.

They reiterated the principle of not allowing any hostile forces to use one’s territory to sabotage security of the other and interfere in the other’s internal affairs.

They also reaffirmed the two Governments’ determination to complete the land border demarcation work at an early date, contributing to building a common border line of peace, friendship, stability and development.

The Vietnamese side hailed the Cambodian Government’s cooperation in ensuring legitimate rights of overseas Vietnamese people in the country. Both sides vowed favourable conditions for each other’s overseas people in the other.

Regarding the Eat Sea issue, the leaders consented to uphold ASEAN’s common stance mentioned in the Six-Point Principle on the East Sea, placing importance on maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea, settling disputes by peaceful means in line with international law and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea while speeding up the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea and the formulation of a Code of Conduct in the East Sea between ASEAN and China at an early date.

Sharing their viewpoints on regional and global issues, both host and guest committed to working closely together at multilateral frameworks like the United Nations, ASEAN and other regional and sub-regional cooperation mechanisms.

During his stay in Vietnam, PM Hun Sen witnessed the signing of 10 cooperation deals between the two countries on various areas. He also met with former Vietnamese experts and volunteers who fought side-by-side with the Cambodian people, and Vietnamese investors in Cambodia. On this occasion, the Cambodian leader visited the central city of Da Nang.-VNA