Vietnamese Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh agreed with Cambodia’s Minister of Planning Chhay Than on the need to develop human resources for Cambodia’s statistics sector.

At the sixth ministerial-level meeting between the two countries’ planning ministries in Hanoi on March 10, the two ministers also agreed to upgrade the portal on the development triangle between Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

The ministers expressed satisfaction at the implementation of a cooperation minute signed between the two ministries last year.

They appreciated the work of technical teams from the two ministries in calculating the production values of some provinces in Cambodia and the efforts made by working groups from both sides in drawing up major points in the “Connecting two economies” draft under the direction of the two countries’ prime ministers.

The two ministers briefed each other on economic development in their respective countries.

They noted that Vietnam has so far invested 49.6 million USD in 128 projects in Cambodia, while Cambodia runs three investment projects in Vietnam. Two-way trade is expected to reach 5 billion USD this year.

The ministries signed the meeting’s minutes which outlined measures needed to boost cooperation activities in 2015.-VNA