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Francophone countries' parliamentarians gather in Cambodia to strengthen cooperation

(Xinhua)

08:48, February 09, 2012

PHNOM PENH, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Some 30 parliamentarians from 13 French-speaking countries met here on Wednesday for boosting friendship relations and cooperation.

The 3-day meeting would discuss ways to enhance human rights respect, women and children rights, democracy, rule of law, drug combat, and HIV/AID fight. Also, it would talk about helping sustain the economic and social development of respective countries.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the President of Cambodian National Assembly, Heng Samrin said that the meeting was very important to bridge closer ties among French speaking countries.

It was also significant to discuss and exchange views on social and economic development in respective countries, he said.

The participating countries include Cambodia, Burkina Faso, Canada, Congo, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Laos, Vietnam, and others.

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