Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Vietnam and Cambodia to closely cooperate in tourism, culture

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese and Cambodian officials have met to discuss concrete measures to boost the bilateral cooperation in tourism, culture and sports.

In a meeting between the visiting Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh and Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon, the two sides expressed their satisfaction of the bilateral cooperation in tourism, and agreed in principle on measures some work to be done in the coming years to attract tourists and encourage their citizens to visit the other country.

They also agreed to set up a committee in charge for developing tourism cooperation between Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The Cambodian side pledged to look into Vietnam’s suggestion of simplifying exit and entry procedures to facilitate the cross-border tourism.

Working with the Cambodian Ministries of Culture and Fine Arts, and Education, Youth and Sports, Minister Anh and his Cambodian counterparts stressed the need to intensify the exchange of delegations in order to boost cooperation in culture and sports.

The Vietnamese side agreed to help train Cambodian workers in music, archeology and cinematography at Vietnam’s art schools. Vietnam will also share experiences with Cambodia in hosting the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) and training athletics in preparations for the latter’s hosting the 27th SEA Games.

The Vietnamese Minister is on a working visit to Cambodia from March 23-26.

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