Vietnamese President Pays Visit to Bolster Trade Ties

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang on Tuesday met with King Norodom Sihamoni, Prime Minister Hun Sen and other government officials in Phnom Penh on the first day of a two-day visit to bolster bilateral trade between the countries.

“Mr. Sang requested that the two governments bolster bilateral trade to $5 billion by 2015 as planned and invited Mr. Hun Sen to pay an official visit to Vietnam,” Eang Sophalleth, a personal assistant to Mr. Hun Sen, said after the two leaders met at the the prime minister’s office, the Peace Palace.

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang, left, walks with Prime Minister Hun Sen during a visit Tuesday to the prime minister’s ‘Peace Palace.’ (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang, left, walks with Prime Minister Hun Sen during a visit Tuesday to the prime minister’s ‘Peace Palace.’ (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Mr. Tan Sang also met with National Assembly President Heng Samrin, who lauded the cooperation between the countries.

“The president and senior delegation’s visit to Cambodia provides more possibilities to continue to enhance the existing cooperation between Cambodia and Vietnam,” said Keo Piseth, Mr. Samrin’s cabinet chief.

“Samdech [Mr. Samrin] asked…to continue to push investment in Cambodia…and [Mr. Tan Sang] said that in the spirit of economic cooperation, the trade between the two countries will be pushed to about $5 billion.”

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