Vietnam backs Cambodia's Asean presidency

The News Desk in Ho Chi Minh/Viet Nam News
Asia News Network

Ho Chi Minh (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam would cooperate closely with Cambodia during Cambodia's Asean presidency next year, said Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday.

Minh told visiting Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Ung Sean that he highly appreciated the cooperation between the two ministries in the implementation of high level agreements which had contributed to enhancing and boosting bilateral relations.

He urged for further cooperation between ministries, especially during Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year 2012 and celebration of the 45th year of diplomatic relations next year.

A two-day meeting between the ministries, held in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, ended on Wednesday. The two sides reviewed co-operation activities and discussed recent regional and international issues.

Also yesterday, senior Vietnamese and Cambodian officials met in HCM City to prepare for today's 7th Meeting on Cooperation and Development between border provinces of Cambodia and Vietnam.