Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung is leading a Vietnamese delegation to visit Cambodia from January 12-14 at the invitation of his counterpart Hun Sen.

PM Dung’s working visit manifests the importance Vietnam attaches to cooperation and further promotion of bilateral relations in economics, trade and investment.

The neighbourliness between Vietnam and Cambodia has witnessed positive developments.

In 2013, the two sides conducted the exchange of many delegations.

They strengthened national security and defence cooperation while cooperating closely in the search and repatriation of the remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the war in Cambodia.

Economic, trade and investment cooperation between the two countries also saw rapid increases. Two-way trade reached 3.3 billion USD in 2012, a year-on-year rise of 18 percent and is estimated at 3.5 billion USD in 2013.

By June last year, Vietnam invested over 3 billion USD into nearly 130 projects in Cambodia, focusing on industrial crop cultivation, mining, electricity generation, telecommunications, finance and banking, among others.

The demarcation and planting of border markers is in progress. Both neighbours have affirmed to continue cooperating to complete the job at an early date for a border of peace, friendship, stability and development.-VNA