|Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai (L) meets Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng
At a reception in Phnom Penh on September 9 for Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai, PM Hun Sen, who is also President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, said that the two capital cities should increase the sharing of information and experience in urban management, and strengthen people-to-people contact.
He stressed that in any circumstances, he will do his utmost to deepen the relations with Vietnam.
For his part, Hai briefed his host on the cooperation outcomes between the two capital cities.
Hanoi offered over US$5 million to Phnom Penh to build the Phnom Penh-Hanoi Boulevard in the hope of contributing to the growth of Cambodia, he noted.
Hai also expressed his belief that the CPP will continue steering Cambodia to achieve new, greater national development successes in the future.
At the meeting, the two sides discussed a number of issues of shared concern, including the planning, infrastructure development, urban management, as well as policies for enterprises to invest in each other, and the support for the Vietnamese community in Cambodia and Phnom Penh in particular.
The same day, Hai and the Hanoi delegation held talks with Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng.
Hai said that his visit aims to reinforce and develop the solidarity and friendship between the two countries and the two capital cities in particular and it forms part of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties.
The Hanoi leader stressed that Hanoi is ready to increase cooperation activities with Phnom Penh in all fields.
He noted that over the past years, Hanoi has worked hard to assist Phnom Penh to build many public works, including the Phnom Penh-Hanoi Boulevard and Phnom Daun Penh primary schools worth US$2 million.
Khuong Sreng thanked Hanoi for effective help in the construction and development of Phnom Penh.
The two sides agreed to promote collaboration activities in all fields for the growth of both sides, saying the talks laid down a new foundation for the two cities’ cooperation.
Within the framework of the visit from September 8-10, Hai and the Hanoi delegation had meetings with the Vietnamese Embassy’s officials, Speaker of the Senate Say Chhum and President of the CPP Organization of Phnom Penh Pa Socheatevong.