Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Premier set to travel to Vietnam

Premier set to travel to Vietnam

Premier set to travel to Vietnam

Prime Minister Hun Sen is slated to travel to Vietnam soon to meet with senior officials, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced, a trip that will follow a meeting on border affairs between the two states that concluded without reaching an accord in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.

The meeting had sought to iron out several specific points of contention relating to Cambodia’s eastern frontier, but parties failed to even agree on a basic legal doctrine, attendees said. While the Foreign Ministry, in a statement released on Tuesday, said the premier would travel to Vietnam for high-level talks on an unspecified date, it was equally vague about the purpose of the visit, and did not mention the border explicitly.

Meanwhile, Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry yesterday responded to Cambodian criticisms of “insulting” posts by Vietnamese citizens on the premier’s Facebook page, which had accused him of failing to support his neighbour on the South China Sea issue.

In a statement, Vietnam said the views in the comments were not its own, and condemned “the use of rights . . . to express ideas in order to insult an individual or show an inciting attitude”.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Life goes on’ if Cambodia loses Everything But Arms

    Cambodia's business sector is exploring ways to mitigate any fallout from a possible loss of access to the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement as talks continue before the 28-member bloc makes a final decision. The EU monitoring process is set to conclude in

  • PM: Workers must train for Industry 4.0

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged the Kingdom’s workforce to seek more technical training and strengthen their skills if they are to avoid job losses resulting from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Hun Sen said the fourth industrial revolution is like a double-edged sword that

  • Huawei applies for OS trademark in Cambodia

    China's Huawei Technologies Co has applied to trademark the “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) in a number of countries including Cambodia in a bid to launch its homegrown operating system as a replacement for the Android OS, Reuters has reported. Huawei has applied to trademark the “

  • Kingdom’s dengue cases triple this year

    Within a span of 20 weeks this year, the death toll from dengue fever has risen to 21, while the number of those who have fallen ill due to the disease has reached over 12,000. A specialised official said the figure has risen about three times as much