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President meets Cambodian King

Released at: 09:20, 24/12/2014

President meets Cambodian King

President Truong Tan Sang on official two-day visit to Cambodia.

by Hoang Vu

State President Truong Tan Sang met with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni on December 23, the first day of his two-day official visit to Cambodia.

The two sides lauded the bilateral relationship and cooperation in various fields, which have brought benefits to their citizens, according to Vietnam News Agency.

King Norodom Sihamoni thanked the Vietnamese Party, State, Government, and people for their assistance to the Cambodian people during its national development process, and said efforts will be made to enhance the relationship even further.

Vietnam, President Sang affirmed, attaches great importance to relations with Cambodia and expects them to strengthen for the sake of the two countries’ people and for international and regional peace, stability and development.

The two leaders hoped to complete land border demarcation and marker planting activities with the aim of establishing a peaceful border. President Sang proposed King Norodom Sihamoni continue to assist and create favorable conditions for overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia to stabilize their lives and contribute to the two nations’ relations.

He invited the Cambodian King to pay an official visit to Vietnam and the King accepted. Vietnam and Cambodia set up diplomatic ties in 1967. Since then, bilateral relations have continued to thrive based on good neighborliness, time-honored friendship, comprehensive cooperation, and long-term sustainability in many fields.

Two-way trade reached $3.34 billion last year and $2.6 billion in the first ten months of 2014, and is targeted at $5 billion for 2015. Vietnam currently has 134 projects in Cambodia with registered capital of $3.36 billion, focusing on industrial tree farming, mining, oil and gas exploration, telecommunications, and banking.

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