Saturday, July 23, 2005

PM urges further cooperation between Ha Noi and Phnom Penh

Ha Noi, July 22 (VNA) - Prime Minister Phan Van Khai has urged Viet Nam's capital city of Ha Noi and its Cambodian counterpart, Phnom Penh, to strengthen cooperation in the future.

Talking to Phnom Penh's Governor Kep Chuk Tema in Ha Noi on July 22, PM Khai said Ha Noi and Phnom Penh should increase their cooperation in all areas, including trade and tourism, and broaden consultation on urban planning and management.

"The Vietnamese Government encourages Ha Noi and Phnom Penh to implement cooperation programmes, contributing to and boosting the traditional friendship between the two capital cities and peoples," Khai stressed.

The visiting Governor thanked PM Khai for his comments and praised the socio-economic achievements of Viet Nam in general and of Ha Noi in particular. He expressed his desire to boost cooperation with Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City in housing, urban management among other areas. Particularly, he said he hopes a branch of the Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital will open in Phnom Penh. - Enditem

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