Vietnam, Cambodia hold sixth political consultation

Friday, 2019-07-19 11:28:57
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Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung (L) and Cambodian Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Eat Sophea at the conference. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The sixth political consultation between Vietnam and Cambodia was held in Phnom Penh on July 18.

The event was co-chaired by Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung and Cambodian Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Eat Sophea.

The two sides expressed their satisfaction at the growing friendly neighbourliness and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia with the regular exchange of high-level delegations and meetings.

They held that there is still large room for Vietnam and Cambodia to collaborate in the fields of economy, trade, investment, education-training, and tourism.

Vietnam and Cambodia highly evaluated the political consultation mechanism and pledged to promote exchanges between Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for better mutual understanding.

They agreed to coordinate to successfully organise the 17th session of the joint committee for economic, cultural, scientific and technological cooperation in 2019.

The two sides agreed to increase the sharing of information and coordination at regional and international forums, especially in the cooperation mechanisms of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and related forums, contributing to the common goal of peace, stability and sustainable and inclusive development in the region, as well as promoting solidarity, unity and central role of ASEAN.

They pledged to strengthen coordination in 2020 when Vietnam will take over the ASEAN Chairmanship and Cambodia will host the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).

Later on the same day, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung paid a courtesy visit to Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn.