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PHNOM PENH, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) — Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrived in Cambodia Monday morning to pay one-day official visit at the invitation of his Cambodian counterpart Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Nguyen Tan Dung was welcomed at the Phnom Penh International Airport by Cambodia’s Tourism Minister Thong Khon and other government officials.

During his visit, Nguyen Tan Dung will be received in a Royal Audience by King Norodom Sihamoni, according to the press release of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Besides, Nguyen Tan Dung will pay courtesy calls on Senate President Chea Sim, National Assembly President Heng Samrin and will also hold an official talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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THE Ministry of Tourism will receive assistance from Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast to improve education standards and sustainable planning for the domestic tourism industry.

The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding at the public university in the state of Queensland earlier this week.

The deal will see Cambodia benefit from the University of the Sunshine Coast’s expertise specifically in eco-tourism planning, as well as training tourism professionals, according to ministry Chief of Cabinet Kong Solyda.

“The agreement has the potential to strengthen and improve professional skills of employees in the tourism sector in order to attract more local and international tourists,” he said yesterday.
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FOREIGN tourist arrivals to Cambodia grew 15 percent in the first eight months of the year, compared to the same period of last year.

Tourism Ministry Director General Tith Chan Tha said the industry was returning to heights experienced before the financial crisis, as ministry statistics showed 1,630,068 tourists visited Cambodia from January to August 2010, from 1,422,003 for the same period of last year.

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