Phnom Penh (FN), Sept. 12 – Cambodia-Laos have agreed to promote Sister City cooperation, according to the joint communique released on Thursday.

“The two sides agreed to promote Sister City cooperation between the capital cities of Phnom Penh and Vientiane and between Siem Reap Province and Champasak Province. Additionally, the two sides agreed to encourage their respective officials in the border provinces to hold regular meetings and consultations in order to promote close cooperation and mutual assistance in all areas of mutual interest,” the joint communique stated.

“Both sides agreed to continue promoting cooperation within the frameworks of sub regional and regional mechanisms for sustainable and comprehensive regional economic development including through the implementation of existing agreements under the framework of Cambodia-Lao PDR-Viet Nam Development Triangle Area (CLV-DTA),” it added.

Prime Minister of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith and a high-level delegation arrived in Cambodia at 9:30 a.m on Thursday for a two-day official visit from 12-13 September 2019, at the invitation of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.