Prime Minister Hun Sen and visiting Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet have pledged
to strengthen bilateral ties on trade and economic activities at the Cambodia-Vietnam
Business Forum on February 28.
Both leaders promised to cultivate conditions conducive to trade and employment,
with Triet pledging to encourage further investment in Cambodia and to support Cambodian
investors interested in "pouring capital into Vietnam."
According to statistics, the volume of two-way trade stood at $950 million in 2006,
the bulk of which was in favor of Vietnam. Trade between the countries is expected
to grow by 27 percent a year, increasing to $2.45 billion in 2010.