President Truong Tan Sang left Hanoi on the morning of December 23, beginning his two-day State visit to Cambodia at the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni.

The President is accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Head of the Presidential Office Dao Viet Trung, Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh, and Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang, among others.

During his stay, President Truong Tan Sang will hold high-level meetings and working sessions to discuss measures to intensify bilateral cooperation in many fields, including politics, security, economics and trade.

Regional and international issues of mutual concern are also expected to be on the agenda of the meetings.

Vietnam and Cambodia set up their diplomatic ties on June 24, 1967. Since then, the relations continue thriving on the motto of good neighbourliness, time-honoured friendship, comprehensive cooperation and long-term sustainability in many fields.

Two-way trade reached 3.34 billion USD in 2013 and 2.6 billion USD in the first 10 months of this year. The two countries are aiming for 5 billion USD in bilateral trade turnover by 2015.

Vietnamese investors are running 134 projects in Cambodia with registered capital of 3.36 billion USD, focusing on industrial tree farming, mining, oil and gas exploration, telecommunications, and banking.-VNA