Vietnam values time-tested friendship with Cambodia

VOV.VN - Vietnam always places importance on promoting the solidarity, traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia, said Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

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The Party chief made the statement at a July 20 meeting with Honorary President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin in Phnom Penh.

Congratulating Cambodia on its successful organisation of local elections in 2017, Trong expressed his belief that the country will successfully organise next elections, especially the Senate and general elections in 2018. 

Vietnam praised cooperation between the two law-making bodies over the past time, and suggested President Heng Samrin continue his instructions to boost coordination and cooperation between committees of the two legislative agencies, especially through the exchange of experience and expertise in legislation, supervision and decision-making on major national matters, Trong told his host.

He underlined the need to boost their collaboration to prompt ministries, agencies, localities and businesses to effectively implement treaties and agreements signed between the two countries, helping to deepen the traditional solidarity and comprehensive cooperation.

President Heng Samrin, in turn pledged efforts to preserve and propel the solidarity, traditional friendship and goof neighbourliness forward.

He thanked the Vietnamese Party, State, army and people for their support to Cambodian during the past struggles for national independence and against the Pol Pot genocidal regime, as well as the cause of national recovery and development. 

The Cambodian leader said the flourishing bilateral cooperation between the two legislatures has contributed to the relationship between the two countries.

The Vietnamese Party chief informed Heng Samrin that the Vietnamese Party, State and people have decided to donate US$25 million to help the Cambodian NA construct a work building for its Secretariat and committees. 

The two leaders witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the donation between Vietnamese NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu and the Second Vice NA Chairman of Cambodia.