Kien Giang, Cambodia’s localities enjoy strong bonds hinh anh 1The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang and Cambodian localities have joined hands to ensure social order in border area.
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Kien Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, and five Cambodian localities of Kep, Kampot, Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong and Phnom Penh have enjoyed sound cooperation cross the fields of agriculture, aquaculture, trade, healthcare, education, culture-sports, tourism, and defence-security.

Chairman of the provincial People Committee Pham Vu Hong said that the collaboration has made significant contributions to the socio-economic development of each sides as well as the special friendship between the two countries in general and between Kien Giang and the Cambodian provinces and city in particular.

The parties have joined hands to ensure security and order along the border areas to build a shared border of peace, friendship, cooperation and sustainable development.

Remarkable achievements have seen in border trade, with total import-export revenue recorded at over 414 million USD from 2015. Kien Giang province shipped more than 202 million USD worth of products to the Cambodian localities, and splashed out 211 million USD to purchase coal, frozen seafood, and food additives from Cambodia.

Leaders from Kien Giang and Cambodia localities hold regular meetings to remove bottlenecks in border issues in the spirit of solidarity, friendship and mutual understanding.

Also, they delivered greetings and held exchanges on the occasion of each other’s national holidays while facilitating cross border travel and trade.

In the coming time, they will push forwards with activities under the signed deal to help each other maintain political stability, develop the economy and stabilise local livelihoods.

The two sides vowed to intensify partnership for economic, social and cultural development, and for maintaining peace, stability, social order and security in border areas and at sea.

The sides will bolster coordination to raise public awareness of illegal fishing in foreign waters while working to combat trade fraud and smuggling.-VNA