Party chief, Cambodian King hold talks in Phnom Penh

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Cambodian King Nodorom Sihamoni in Cambodia hold talks during Trong’s visit on July 20. (Photo: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Party General
Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held talks with Cambodian King Nodorom Sihamoni
following an official welcoming ceremony for the Vietnamese Party leader in
Phnom Penh on July 20.

[Party leader arrives in Phnom Penh, begins State visit]

Welcoming the Vietnamese Party chief and
his entourage, the King described the visit of Nguyen Phu Trong as a especially
important milestone in the good neighbourliness, traditional friendship and
comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia in the context of the
two countries celebrating 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties (June 24).

The host and guest exchanged news on their
respective countries’ recent affairs and expressed their delight at progress
achieved by both sides.

The two leaders looked back on bilateral
engagement in the past five decades and agreed that the ties, fostered by
generations of Vietnamese and Cambodian leaders and people, have overcome
obstacles and yielded fruitful outcomes.

King Sihamoni expressed his deep gratitude
toward Vietnam’s support for Cambodia during its past struggle for national
liberation and against the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, as well as in the
periods of rebuilding and developing the country.

Calling Vietnam a great and trustworthy
friend of Cambodia, he said his nation will always stand by Vietnam’s side as a
good neighbour.

King Nodorom Sihamoni vowed to continue his
father King Norodom Sihanouk’s legacy in cementing the long-standing friendship
with Vietnam.

For his part, Party General Secretary Trong
stated the growth of Vietnam is closely linked with assistance from
international friends, including Cambodia.

He took the occasion to invite King Nodorom
Sihamoni and the Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk to visit Vietnam this
year and in following years, which was accepted by the King.

Both host and guest pledged their
commitments to spare no effort in imbuing the next generations with the Vietnam-Cambodia
traditional relationship and comprehensive cooperation.-VNA

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