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Viet PM vows to support Cambodia for successful ASEAN Summit

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) — Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said here Saturday that his country will cooperate with Cambodia in all matters in order to ensure the success of the forthcoming 21st ASEAN Summit.

Dung made the remarks during a one-hour meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, Eang Sophalleth, personal spokesman for Prime Minister Hun Sen, told reporters after the meeting.

He said the Dung promised that his delegation will “cooperate with Cambodia in every issue in order to bring the 21st ASEAN Summit to a successful conclusion,” he said.

Dung also expressed his satisfaction with the bilateral ties between Vietnam and Cambodia, especially in agriculture, trade and investment.

While thanking Dung for his assertion to support Cambodia for a successful ASEAN Summit, Hun Sen said he agreed that the two neighbors have had good relations in trade and investment besides politics, and he believed that the ties will be further enhanced in the future.

Dung is in Cambodia to attend the 21st ASEAN Summit and related Summits to be held at the Peace Palace during Nov. 18-20.

The Summits will bring together all ASEAN leaders and ASEAN’s dialogue country leaders including newly re-elected U.S. President Barack Obama, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will be unable to attend the forthcoming Summits because he has the most important obligations to do in his country, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong said Thursday.

Founded in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN) groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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