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CLV 9: Opportunities and Benefits

The 9th Summit of the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Area (CLV 9) took place in Siem Reap, Cambodia from November 23-24, 2016 with the participation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith. 
Addressing the summit, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasised that the three nations together overcome common challenges in the region, find new opportunities for development and share benefits. In this spirit, the Vietnamese Prime Minister called on Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to build a stable and open legal framework that facilitates the cross-border circulation of goods, services and labourers as well as investment in the CLV Development Triangle Area.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc also underlined Vietnam’s proposals for cooperation in the future, including the application of the “one-stop-shop” customs model at the Moc Bai-Ba Vet international border gate in 2017 and regular dialogue mechanisms between governmental offices of the three countries and businesses. Vietnam will offer more vocational training scholarships to Cambodia and Laos, and increase the value of scholarships granted to Cambodian and Laos students.

He said that Vietnam’s Viettel telecom group will invest in modernising the telecom networks in the three countries using 4G technology and help with the formation of their e-governments.
 


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith
pose for a photo at the opening ceremony of the summit. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

View of the summit. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the summit. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Leaders of the three nations sign the joint statement of the summit. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

The leaders at a press conference after the summit. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

In this regard, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen suggested Viettel support the establishment of video links for the Prime Ministers and agencies of the three countries in an effort to make it easier for their exchanges.

At the end of the summit, the Prime Ministers signed the CLV 9 joint statement and passed a list of 15 priority projects calling for investment in the development triangle area.

The leaders also attended a press conference and witnessed the signing of an agreement on trade promotion and facilitation in the CLV Development Triangle Area and agreed that the 10th CLV Summit will be held in Vietnam in 2018.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had meetings with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Siem Reap.
 

The three Prime Ministers have a friendly meeting. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets with his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Hun Sen
on the occasion of the summit. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has a meeting with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on the occasion of the summit. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

By VNA/VNP
 
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