Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai (L) meets Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng (Photo: hanoimoi)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Vietnam and Cambodia
should pay greater attention to creating optimal conditions for their
ministries and localities, including Hanoi and Phnom Penh, to expand partnership
in all fields, said Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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 5 million USD 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

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 2 million USD.

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.-VNA