Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City and Cambodia’s Phnom Penh capital have agreed on measures to foster the two cities’ comprehensive and extensive cooperation in economics, trade, education, culture and health care.

At their talks in Ho Chi Minh City on March 20, Chairman of the municipal Party Committee Le Thanh Hai and Phnom Penh Mayor Paso Cheatevong also reviewed results of the two sides’ cooperative programmes in the past.

Hai said he believes that under the leadership of King Norodom Sihamoni and the Cambodian People’s Party, Cambodian people will reap greater fruits and increase the country’s position in the region and the world.

When suggesting youth cooperation inclusion in the two cities’ cooperative programmes, Hai also confirmed that Ho Chi Minh City will do its utmost to further consolidate its relationship with the Cambodian capital.

Mayor Paso Cheatevong thanked Ho Chi Minh City for its assistance in economic development, education, health care, human resources training and waste treatment.

He said bonding together with Ho Chi Minh City will enable both to strongly engage in realising the goal of raising bilateral two-way trade from the current 3 billion USD to 5 billion USD in the future.

The mayor suggested the two sides strengthen tourism ties, through the opening of tours connecting the two cities and other localities.-VNA