Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Viet Nam, Cambodia boost cooperation in culture, information and arts

Phnom Penh (VNA) -- Vietnamese Minister of Culture and Information Pham Quang Nghi has been in Cambodia for a four-day working visit from July 30.

Minister Nghi and his entourage were received by Prime Minister Hun Sen who said Viet Nam and Cambodia, two neighbouring countries which share many similarities in culture, should conduct regular exchanges and bolster bilateral cooperation at the grassroots level.

PM Hun Sen stressed that his country has passed a struggle to defend and maintain peace, social stability and is implementing policies to protect and utilize its cultural and art values.

He acknowledged the fruitful cooperation between the two countries recently and pointed to the need to further speed up the cooperative ties between Viet Nam and Cambodia in culture, arts and information.

While in Cambodia, the Vietnamese delegation met with leaders of the Cambodian Ministries of Culture and Fine Art, and Information. The two sides discussed ways to boost cooperation to strengthen mutual understanding and share experiences in preserving and promoting historical and cultural relics in each country.

Also on this occasion, the delegation visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia and met with the association of Vietnamese nationals in Phnom Penh.-Enditem


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