Vietnam, Cambodia agree to strengthen relationship

October 7, 2008 at 6:34 am Leave a comment

October 7, 2008

VietNamNet BridgeThe Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Commission for Economic, Cultural and Scientific-Technological Cooperation convened its 10th session in Da Nang City on Oct. 6 to discuss concrete measures to expand bilateral cooperation between the two nations.

The session was co-chaired by the Vietnamese Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem, head of the Vietnam sub-commission, and his Cambodian counterpart Hor Namhong, head of the Cambodia sub-commission. (Photo: VNN)

The two sides agreed to prioritise fields in which the two countries have potential, such as personnel training, infrastructure development, trade and investment, energy, transport, health care, mining, oil industry, industrial crop plantation and seafood processing.

They stressed the need to intensify trade and services activities to increase two-way trade turnover to 2 billion USD by 2010.

They pledged to facilitate the cooperation of businesses involved in projects to build hydro-electricity power plants, explore and exploit oil and gas reserves and develop telecom services as well as to encourage localities, particularly those lying along the borders of the two countries, to further their cooperation.

The officials agreed to upgrade several border gates to facilitate economic and cultural exchanges between the two countries and their localities, increase cooperation in matters of national security and the fight against trans-national crime, and continue conducting joint-patrols at sea.

The session appreciated that, following the ninth session in August 2007, the two countries saw significant developments in bilateral cooperation, particularly in the fields of the economy, trade and investment, education, tourism, banking and health care.

The border demarcation and landmark plantation work has been accelerated in order to be completed as scheduled in 2012.

After the session, the two Deputy PMs signed the session’s minutes and agreed to convene the 11th session in Cambodia in 2009.

(Source: VNA)

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Economy and Trade, Politics. Tags: , .

Vietnam, Cambodia join hands for bilateral development Senior opposition party leader defects to Cambodia’s major ruling party

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


October 2008
M T W T F S S
« Sep   Nov »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Current visitors

counter

Blog Stats

  • 93,525 hits

%d bloggers like this: