PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and PM Hun Sen. Photo: VNA
During the visit, Hun Sen held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc, paid a courtesy visit to Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong and met with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
Leaders of the two countries discussed in depth and reached important common perceptions on Vietnam-Cambodia relations and bilateral coordination at regional and international forums.
The two sides re-affirmed their resolve to preserve and constantly nurture and develop the two countries’ relations to new heights on the basis of political trust, equality, mutual benefits,and mutual respect and support under the motto “good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive and long-term sustainable cooperation.”
The two sides agreed to fully tap potential to make economic cooperation a pillar in bilateral ties, and maintain the growth momentum through carrying out trade promotion measures, supporting firms of both sides to attend each other’s trade and investment promotion activities, fairs and exhibitions, while expanding partnerships in potential fields such as information and communication technology, aviation, tourism, finance-banking, hi-tech agriculture, aquaculture, and health care.
The two sides agreed to enhance coordination, information sharing and mutual support at regional and international forums, especially the ASEAN and related mechanisms, the UN, the WTO, ASEM, and affirmed that they will closely coordinate in 2020 when Vietnam is Chair of ASEAN and Cambodia hosts the ASEM 13.
The two sides reiterated ASEAN’s positions on the East Sea in recent joint statements, especially the Joint Communique of the 52nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM52). Both sides expressed the view that the current tension must soon be resolved peacefully in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
PM Hun Sen and PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended and delivered speeches at the Vietnam-Cambodia trade and investment promotion conference, and witnessed the signing of many cooperation documents.
The two PMs co-chaired the conference reviewing the Vietnam - Cambodia border demarcation works since 2006 and the signing ceremony of the Supplementary Treaty to the 1985 Treaty on the Delimitation of the National Boundary and the 2005 Supplementary Treaty, and the Protocol on the Demarcation and Marker Planting of the Land Boundary between Vietnam and Cambodia./.