Vietnam donates $25m for National Assembly expansion

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Vietnam leader Nguyen Phu Trong and PM Hun Sen. KT/Ven Rathavong

Cambodia and Vietnam have signed five agreements and the latter has also promised $25 million in aid to help Cambodia expand its National Assembly.

The promised aid and five agreements came as general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong continued his official visit to Cambodia, which will see him meet the Great Supreme Patriarchs Tep Vong and Bour Kry today

On Monday, Mr Phu Trong met with Prime Minister Hun Sen and inked the five agreements while also pledging the $25 million in aid to the National Assembly construction project.

Mr Hun Sen’s assistant Eang Sophalleth said the two leaders also agreed to reach a trade volume of $5 billion by 2025.

“Mr Phu Trong also told Samdech Hun Sen that Vietnam decided to provide $25 million in aid to construct the General Secretariat building of the National Assembly,” Mr Sophalleth said.

In response, Mr Hun Sen said the aid will help enhance the rule of law in Cambodia, according to Mr Sophalleth.

Mr Hun Sen meanwhile urged Vietnam to cooperate on fighting against transnational crimes along the border, Mr Sophalleth added.

After their official meeting, both leaders presided over a signing ceremony for the five agreements reached, which included a joint statement on strengthening Cambodia-Vietnam friendship and cooperation, and a framework on economic ties.

The other three agreements included protocols on disaster relief activity along the border, a deal on electricity development and another on cooperation between telecommunications ministries.

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