Vietnam steps up aquaculture cooperation with Cambodia hinh anh 1Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Vu Hong Nam has suggested Vietnam and Cambodia join hands in aquaculture (Source: VNA)
Phnom Penh (VNA) – Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vu Hong Nam suggested Vietnam and Cambodia join hands in aquaculture when visiting Kampong Chhnang, one of the five Cambodian provinces adjacent to Tonle Sap Lake.

At a working session with Kampong Chhnang’s Governor Chhua Channdoeun on September 14, Nam highlighted the province’s great potential for aquaculture, the field where Vietnam has technologies and experience.

The bilateral aquaculture collaboration is expected to help Cambodia reach its targets of promoting economic development, ensuring local people’s stable life, protecting the environment, the official said.

Chhua Channdoeun credited attention and support of Vietnamese ministries, agencies and localities to Kampong Chhnang in particular and Cambodia in general, which, he said, has given a facelift to the province and the country as well.

He called on Vietnam to increase its investment in and support to Cambodia and Kampong Chhnang in areas of the country’s strengths, in order to promote the relationship between the two nations.

Earlier the same day, Nam and his entourage presented 800 gifts to overseas Vietnamese and Cambodian people who are living in difficult circumstances in Boribo district.

They are on a working trip to Cambodian provinces around Tonle Sap Lake and the coastal province of Preah Sihanouk from September 11-17, in a bid to seek investment opportunities for Vietnamese businesses.

They are scheduled to visit Pursat province on September 15.-VNA