Cambodian, Lao PMs meet on bilateral ties

17:00, March 07, 2011      

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Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong (2nd L, front) and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (1st L, front) inspect the guard of honour in front of the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on March 7, 2011. Thongsing arrived here on Monday to pay a two-day official visit. (Xinhua/Sovannara)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen held a meeting with his visiting Lao counterpart Thongsing Thammavong on Monday.

During the meeting, the two leaders held talks on issues of strengthening and expanding bilateral cooperation on trade, investment, cross-border transportation, security, education, culture, border demarcation, electricity and air-service, the government's spokesman and Information Minister Khieu Kanharith told reporters after the meeting.

Prime Minister Hun Sen informed Thongsing about the border conflict between Cambodia and Thailand over the disputed 11th century Preah Vihear temple during the meeting, the spokesman said.

The Lao prime minister said that his government has been keeping close eyes on the border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand.

The Lao prime minister arrived here on Monday morning for a two- day official visit.

During the visit, he will also pay courtesy calls to Chea Sim, president of the Senate, Heng Samrin, president of the National Assembly, and will also be received at Royal Audience by King Norodom Sihamoni.

Source: Xinhua

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