Phnom Penh, 23 December 2021 (TDI): Cambodia and Vietnam are up to assist ASEAN and China in organizing the 20th anniversary of signing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC).

The development came on Wednesday after a joint press statement issued by Cambodia and Vietnam.

Both sides remained committed to the ASEAN’s central position in maintaining peace, security, stability, safety, and freedom of navigation in and overflight above the South China Sea.

They have also reiterated ASEAN’s common position for upholding international law, resolving disputes through peaceful means by international law.

Vietnamese President Mr. Nguyen Phuc is in Phnom Penh since Yesterday for a two-day state visit from 21-22 December.

During the talks, the two sides also exchanged views to cooperate in multilateral forums such as the United and ASEAN. They have also shown agreement to address global and regional challenges, as well as in the sub-regional framework.

While endorsing Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Mechanism, they were agreed to ensure sustainable water resources development and management.

7 deals with Vietnam

The Kingdom of Cambodia reached 7 agreements with Vietnam on Tuesday. The signing ceremony of the agreements was witnessed by the King of the Kingdom Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen. President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc was also present there.

Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia was also present at the ceremony. While the event took place in Presidency Peace Palace in Phnom Penh following a bilateral meeting between counterparts.

The two sides managed to sign documents including Cooperation Plans 2022 between the  Ministry of Interior Cambodia and the Ministry of Public Security Vietnam, and between the Ministries of National Defence of both countries.