Vietnam, Cambodia boost bilateral cooperation

Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung and Cambodian Minister of Planning Chhay Than co-chaired the 8th ministerial-level meeting in Phnom Penh on Thursday.

They assessed the cooperation between the two ministries and effective implementation of commitments and instructions of the two countries' high-ranking leaders in 2016, looking towards celebrating the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties this year. Two-way trade last year reached about 2.8 billion USD and nearly one million tourists traveled cross border.

On cooperation in 2017, the two sides agreed to further cooperation in planning, in which Vietnam will assist Cambodia in training, surveying and data collection to calculate GDP for some provinces in the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam development triangle. They agreed to speed up the drafting of the joint agreement on connecting Vietnamese and Cambodian economies to submit to the two governments for approval.

From this year, the two ministries will hold annual deputy minister-level meetings to boost collaboration and the sharing of experience and professional knowledge.

Source: VOV5