23/11/2016 16:15 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Prime Minister arrives in Cambodia for CLV9

Siem Reap, November 23 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on November 23 for the 9th Summit of Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle Area (CLV 9) at the invitation of his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen.

The Vietnamese PM was welcomed at Siem Reap international airport by leaders of the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia, along with representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy and Consulate General in Battambang.

Since its establishment 17 years ago, the triangle area's cooperation mechanism has been strengthened ceaselessly, contributing to enhancing links, ensuring security and political stability, and promoting poverty reduction and socio-economic development in the three countries.

The cooperation among Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam has been expanded across fields, from security-diplomacy, transport, industry, trade, and investment to agriculture and environmental protection.

At the CLV8 in Vientiane, Laos, in 2014, the parties supported Vietnam’s proposal to enlarge the mechanism through fostering connectivity of the three economies instead of only 13 border provinces, and pushing cooperation in the terms of telecommunications, electricity, tourism and banking.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc is scheduled to meet his Cambodian and Lao counterparts Samdech Techo Hun Sen, and Thongloun Sisoulith, and take part in the CLV9 in the afternoon of the same day.

The summit is expected to issue a joint statement on connectivity of the three economies, among others. A list of 15 priority projects will also be tabled for discussion.
VNA/VNP