Cambodia, Vietnam to Continue Tightening Cooperation

The Kingdom of Cambodia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have agreed to continue fostering their cooperation in the fields of defence and security, tourism, and infrastructure connectivity, including the Phnom Penh-Bavet-Ho Chi Minh Expressway.

The agreement was made during a bilateral meeting between Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet and his Vietnamese counterpart H.E. Pham Minh Chinh in Melbourne, Australia this morning, on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Relations.

Within the framework of CLV (Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam) Tripartite Cooperation, the two leaders stressed that the 12th CLV Summit will be held in the coming days, and encouraged the relevant ministries and institutions of the three neighbouring nations to further strengthen and expand their cooperation.

For tourism, the two leaders agreed that the Ministries of Tourism should step up talks to find opportunities to boost tourism growth in the three countries.

At the same time, the two leaders discussed a number of issues of common interest for Cambodia and Vietnam.