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Cambodian PM wants closer ties with Vietnam in trade, investment, tourism

PHNOM PENH, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday that the country wanted to see further cooperation with Vietnam in trade, investment, tourism and culture for mutual benefits of the two neighbors’ peoples.

The premier’s remarks were made during a meeting with Vietnamese deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, chairman of the National Committee for Prevention and Control of Drugs, AIDS and Prostitution, at the Peace Palace.

He also highly evaluated the good and friendly relations between Cambodia and Vietnam. On the drug combat issues, Hun Sen encouraged both sides’ drug officials to intensify cooperation through information and expertise exchanges in order to timely crack down on all forms of drug offensives.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that his visit to Cambodia was to strengthen cooperation in drug combat. He also pledged to encourage more Vietnamese investors to Cambodia in order to deepen the bilateral ties in trade and investment.

Phuc made a 3-day visit to Cambodia on Tuesday. During the stay, he had held a bilateral talk with Cambodian deputy Prime Minister Ke Kim Yan, chairman of the National Authority for Combating Drugs. Both sides pledged to intensify cooperation to fight against cross border drug trafficking and all forms of drug offensives.

Also, he paid courtesy calls on Cambodia’s President of National Assembly Heng Samrin and the first Vice-President of the Senate Say Chhum.


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