Cambodia and Vietnam to boost ties

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Vu Quang Minh and Prak Sokhonn. KT/Mai Vireak

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn yesterday met with newly appointed Vietnamese ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh to discuss boosting ties between the two nations.

Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry spoke to media after a closed-door meeting between Mr Sokhonn and Mr Quang Minh at the ministry.

Mr Sounry said that Mr Sokhonn spoke of how the top leaders of the two countries have made official visits to one another over the past year, reflecting the progressive and developing relationship between the nations.

“During the meeting, Mr Sokhonn expressed his confidence that the new ambassador to Cambodia would continue to work closely with the Foreign Affairs Ministry during his diplomatic mission,” Mr Sounry said.

Mr Sounry noted that the minister congratulated the ambassador over his appointment.

He added that the minister had always valued strong bilateral ties and cooperation between the two nations and also thanked the former Vietnamese ambassador Thach Du for his service in Cambodia for more than three years.

“The ambassador stressed that he will try his best to make more effort to strengthen the relationship between Cambodia and Vietnam,” Mr Sounry said.

Cambodia and Vietnam first established diplomatic relations in 1967.

Vietnam is now the fifth largest investor in Cambodia after China, South Korea, the European Union and Malaysia, and is currently invested in 183 projects worth $2.86 billion.

Trade volume between Vietnam and Cambodia reached $3.7 billion last year, an increase of 28 percent year-on-year.

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