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

Inspectors of Viet Nam, Cambodia bolster cooperation

Ha Noi, July 22 (VNA) - Viet Nam and Cambodia have signed minutes of inspection cooperation under which the two sides will intensify the exchange of information and Viet Nam will organise professional training courses for a number of Cambodian inspectors.

The minutes were signed after talks between Vietnamese Government Chief Inspector Quach Le Thanh, and the Cambodian Minister of Relations with the National Assembly, Senate and Inspection Men Sam An.

During a working visit to Cambodia from July 18-22, the Vietnamese delegation was welcomed by Prime Minister Hun Sen who spoke highly of the two countries' cooperation in inspection work. He stressed the important role played by inspection affairs, saying that it is necessary for all nations to enhance inspection cooperation as the fight against negative phenomena and corruption is not a national butaglobal issue.-Enditem