Viet Nam, Cambodia Diplomats Agree to Hold Annual Meetings

Foreign ministries of Viet Nam and Cambodia have agreed to hold annual meetings at their first meeting in Ha Noi from April 28-May 1.

The two sides during their talks on April 29 also agreed that the second meeting will take place in Phnom Penh in 2009.

On their own countries’ situation and bilateral cooperation, they noted the development of the two countries’ friendship and comprehensive cooperation, bringing practical benefits to both countries’ national construction and development.

The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry delegation is led by Deputy Minister Pham Binh Minh, and the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation delegation, by Secretary of State Long Visalo.

They proudly spoke of their close ties, which contributed to the bilateral relations as well as to improving the two countries’ positions in the region and the world arena.

The two delegations agreed to intensify cooperation in exchanging information and experiences, setting up a hot line to deal with urgent problems, and training personnel.

They also agreed to serve as links to foster cooperation agreements between ministries, agencies and localities, and coordinate in regional and international cooperation projects.

The Cambodian delegation was received by Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem on the same day.

At the reception, Deputy PM Khiem stressed Vietnam and Cambodia need to exchange more high-level visits, and hold meetings between their ministries, agencies and mass organisations.

According to Deputy PM Khiem, these activities would help tighten the two countries’ friendship and create new changes in their trade and investment ties.

Source: VNA

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