Cambodia and Vietnam pledged to complete the planting of border markers as soon as possible, during the 13th Meeting of the Cambodia-Vietnam Joint Commission for Economic, Cultural, Scientific and Technological Cooperation held this morning in Phnom Penh.
The Cambodian side was led by Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Hor Namhong, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, while the Vietnamese side by Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Pham Binh Minh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Koy Kuong, Undersecretary of State and Spokesperson for the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, told reporters after the meeting.
Cambodia shares 1,270 kilometers of border with Vietnam, and so far the planting of border markers between the two countries has achieved 76 percent, that is, 278 of the total 314 border markers have been planted, he underlined.
The meeting encouraged technical working groups of both countries to meet each other as fast as possible to discuss water use along the common border, added the spokesperson.
H.E. Hor Namhong thanked Vietnam for providing 100 long-term scholarships and 450 short-term scholarships for Cambodian students in 2014, while the Vietnamese side also thanked Cambodia for giving scholarships to Vietnamese students, said H.E. Koy Kuong.
Moreover, H.E. Hor Namhong expressed thanks to Vietnam for selling 200 megawatts of electric power to Cambodia, and Cambodia also sells the remained 100 megawatts of electric power to Vietnam during the rainy season, he pointed out.
According to H.E. Koy Kuong, both Cambodia and Vietnam were committed to increase the two-way trade up to US$5,000 million by 2015.
Vietnam agreed to construct a model market in Da commune, Memut district, Tbong Khmum province of Cambodia this year, said the spokesperson, adding that both sides commissioned the Ministries of Public Works and Transports of the two countries to draw up a master plan for border transport infrastructure so as to facilitate goods transportation and tourism between both countries.
At the end of the meeting, the Cambodian and Vietnamese top diplomats signed the Minutes of the 13th Meeting of the Cambodia-Vietnam Joint Commission for Economic, Cultural, Scientific and Technological Cooperation.