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Vietnam treasures ties with Cambodia

January 17, 2009
Nhan Dan (Hanoi)

Neighbouring leaders hail their nations’ ties

Vietnam has a long-standing policy of respecting its traditional relationship and multi-faceted co-operation with Cambodia, and considers the rapport it enjoys with its neighbour as an invaluable asset of the two nations, said a government official.
Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong made this remark during talks with his Cambodian counterpart, Heng Samrin, in Hanoi on January 16.

NA Chairman Trong said that Vietnam had a keen interest in Cambodia’s achievements and firmly supported the Cambodian Government’s policies for developing the country, for the prosperity and happiness of the people, and for peace and stability in the region.

He also said that the two countries’ NAs should adopt more concrete measures to ensure their own development, as well as their bilateral relations.

He welcomed the two countries’ ratification of a supplementary treaty to the Vietnam-Cambodia Treaty on Border Demarcation and the initial results of the two countries’ landmark planting scheme.

He stressed that the two sides should be determined to implement high-level agreements and work together in preventing hostile forces from using their territories to oppose the other and harming their bilateral relationship.

On this occasion, NA Chairman Trong thanked the Cambodian people for the valuable support and assistance they had given to Vietnam recently.

He also expressed his gratitude to the Cambodian NA and Government for creating a favourable environment for Vietnamese people to live and do business in Cambodia, as well as helping Vietnam to locate and repatriate the remains of its volunteer soldiers who fell in Cambodia.

Cambodian NA Chairman Heng Samrin praised the co-operation between the two legislative agencies, that had made positive contributions to the two countries’ harmonious relationship.

He suggested that the two agencies intensify their exchange of information, experiences and visits, and work together in implementing previously-signed co-operation agreements.

He said he was pleased with the expansion of bilateral relations into new fields, leading to greater levels of practical efficiency and accelerating each nation’s national construction and development processes.

He affirmed that the Cambodian NA and people had always supported their traditional rapport with Vietnam and attached great importance on developing this in the future.

He praised the results of a high-level meeting of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos to seek measures to boost trade and tourism, and develop transport and irrigation works with the aim of ensuring that the three countries’ border area is one of peace, stability and development, alleviating poverty and improving living conditions for locals.

Chairman Heng Samrin confirmed his country’s determination to work with Vietnam in completing all outstanding landmark plantation work during the first half of 2012.

On behalf of the Cambodian NA and people, he expressed thanks to the Vietnamese Party, Government and people for their effective support and assistance to Cambodia in their past struggle for national liberation and the current cause of national construction and development, helping the Cambodian people to topple the genocidal Pol Pot regime.

The same day, NA Chairman Heng Samrin was received by President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, Huynh Dam and attended a banquet hosted by NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong in honour of him and his entourage.

The Cambodian NA leader began his official visit to Vietnam on January 15 and is scheduled to conclude his visit on January 19..


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