The Vietnamese Government will do its utmost to join efforts with Cambodia to develop bilateral ties in a deeper, more practical and effective manner.

The statement was made by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung during his meeting with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hor Namhong, in Hanoi on Aug. 23.

The PM said potential for cooperation between the two sides was great, especially in trade, investment, tourism, education and training, and the two sides needed to accelerate bilateral cooperation to gain benefits for both.

The two sides should continue to cooperate at the ASEAN forum, contributing to building a prosperous ASEAN community and with the Mekong River Commission to use the Mekong River ’s water in an effective and sustainable manner, he said.

The two sides also needed to cooperate in the border marker programme, and help the Vietnamese community to reside legally in Cambodia , he added.

Deputy PM Hor Namhong highly valued the results of bilateral ties in all aspects, particularly trade and investment, assuring that the Cambodian Government will create all favourable conditions for Vietnamese businesses to engage in long-term investment in the neighbouring country.

Deputy PM Hor Namhong was on a visit to Vietnam to attend the 12th session of the Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Committee on Economic, Cultural, Scientific and Technological Cooperation, held in Hanoi on Aug. 23./.