Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - New Vietnamese president meets PM Hun Sen, King

New Vietnamese president meets PM Hun Sen, King

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang lays a wreath at a statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk yesterday in Phnom Penh.
Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang lays a wreath at a statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk yesterday in Phnom Penh. Heng Chivoan

New Vietnamese president meets PM Hun Sen, King

Vietnam's recently-appointed president yesterday had his first official meetings in Cambodia in his new role, meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen, King Norodom Sihamoni and the heads of the National Assembly and Senate.

Tran Dai Quang, appointed president in April, arrived on Tuesday night after visiting leaders in Laos and is in Cambodia for two days.

Following the closed-door meeting with Hun Sen at the Peace Palace, Eang Sophalleth, a spokesman for the premier, told reporters Hun Sen requested further cooperation in the fields of rescue operations, water cooperation along the border and access to cheap health care in Vietnam.

Quang has previously worked closely with the Cambodian government in his previous role as the head of Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security.

MOST VIEWED

  • Ethnic group ‘disappointed’ to be denied French visas to attend court

    Eleven people at the centre of a case involving seven indigenous Bunong villages in Mondulkiri province pursuing legal action in France have expressed disappointment after the French embassy in Phnom Penh denied their visa applications to attend court. A press release said the 11 included a

  • Cambodia nabs 12th place in best retirement destinations

    Cambodia is an expatriate hotspot for those dreaming of living a more luxurious lifestyle at an affordable cost, according to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2019. For the fourth year in a row, Cambodia took the top spot in the Cost of Living category.

  • EU starts EBA withdrawal

    The EU on Monday announced that it has begun the 18-month process of withdrawing the Kingdom’s access to its preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement over “a deterioration of democracy [and] respect for human rights”. However, the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) said

  • PM: War result of foreign meddling

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday that Cambodia’s recent history of conflict was caused by foreign interference. “The wars that happened were caused by provocation, incitement, support, smearing and interference from foreign powers, and the group of ignorant people who pushed Cambodia to