Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Cambodia to enhance the exchange of information between the two countries in order to avoid fake news.
The request was made during bilateral talks between Prime Minister Hun Sen and his counterpart on the sidelines of the third Mekong River Commission Summit yesterday in Siem Reap province.
“He [Mr Xuan Phuc] asked to enhance cooperation on the exchange of information to avoid fake news from some media outlets,” Mr Hun Sen’s assistant Eang Sophalleth told reporters.
Mr Sophalleth said that Mr Xuan Phuc raised concerns that fake news could harm relations between the two countries.
Mr Hun Sen agreed to enhance the exchange of information, said Mr Sophalleth.
According to Mr Sophalleth, the trade volume between the two countries has reached $4 billion.
Mr Hun Sen also spoke with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and asked for the two countries to boost cooperation on investment and tourism, said Mr Sophalleth.