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Cambodia, Vietnam sign documents to boost ties

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Prime Minister Hun Sen and Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong meeting at the Peace Palace today. KT/ Khem Sovannara

Cambodia and Vietnam today signed a number of documents to further strengthen relations and cooperation between both countries, with the latter providing $25 million in aid to expand Cambodia’s National Assembly building.

During a meeting at Peace Palace on Tuesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen and Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong witnessed the signing of memorandum of understanding (MOU) and protocols between both nations.

The agreements included MOU on providing $25 million in aid to construct the National Assembly’s secretariat building, trade facilitation on preferential tariff for 2019-2020, tourism cooperation for 2019-2021, and protocol on land and waterway transportation.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Eang Sophalleth, an assistant to Mr Hun Sen, said that Mr Nguyen congratulated Cambodia for its success in economic development, diplomatic relations and other fields.

“He expresses congratulations to Cambodia’s success in all sectors,” Mr Sophalleth said.

In response, Mr Hun Sen also congratulated Vietnamese government for hosting the upcoming US and North Korea summit in Hanoi.

Mr Nguyen ends his official two-day visit in Cambodia today.

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