Vietnam and Cambodia have expressed their wish to increase cooperation and professional support in order help their legislatures to fulfill their tasks.

The desire was made during a talk between Deputy Chairman of the Vietnam National Assembly Nguyen Duc Kien and Vice President of the Cambodian National Assembly Nguol Nhel in Phnom Penh on Dec. 27.

During the talks, they informed each other of their respective parliaments’ operations in 2010 and expressed their desire to enhance and strengthen traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

They said more efforts should be made by the two governments to complete land border demarcation and landmark planting by late 2012 and build a sustainable peaceful borderline between the two countries.

After the talks, they attended a ceremony where the Vietnam National Assembly’s decision to ratify a project on information technology infrastructure worth 23 billion VND (over 1 million USD) was handed over to the Cambodian National Assembly’s Secretariat.

The project, which will be carried out in 2011, is expected to equip the Cambodian parliament with an electronic information system linking the National Assembly to provincial NA deputy delegations nationwide.

The Vietnamese legislature presented its Cambodian counterpart with a security scanner and an electricity generator.

During his stay in Cambodia from Dec. 26-29, Deputy Chairman Kien paid a courtesy visit to National Assembly President Heng Samrin and Vice President of the Senate Tep Ngorn and met with the Phnom Penh authorities.

Kien and his entourage are scheduled to visit several localities to meet with parliamentarians and inquire into Cambodia’s economic development./.