Party chief sends thank-you message to Cambodian King

Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary
Nguyen Phu Trong has sent a message to Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni,
expressing his thanks for the warm welcome given to him by the King, the
country’s leaders and people.

In his message, the Vietnamese Party chief said
he believes after his State visit to Cambodia from July 20-22, the bilateral
traditional friendship, neighbourliness, and comprehensive, sustainable and
long-term cooperation will develop to a new height for the sake of their people
as well as peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and

He hoped Cambodia will reap more significant
achievements in the cause of national building and defense.

Hoang Binh Quan, member of the Party Central
Committee and head of the Central Committee’s Commission for External
Relations, told the press that the visit to Cambodia by Party General Secretary
Nguyen Phu Trong is an important historical milestone in the bilateral relations
as it took place in the year the two countries are celebrating 50 years of their
diplomatic ties.

Furthermore, in the context of regional and
global complicated developments, the visit demonstrates the sound
neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive, sustainable and
long-term cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia, he said.

The two countries are aware that assistance during the past years is invaluable
that should be preserved and promoted, he said.

Built on the solid and broad cooperative foundation forged over the past 50
years, the two sides agreed to make greater efforts to lift their relationship
to the next level, reinforce trust, and promote their cooperation in a deep,
practical and efficient manner, he stressed.

“In any circumstances, Vietnam and Cambodia must always be good, sincere, and
faithful neighbours having close-knit ties, and all-faceted, efficient and
concrete cooperation,” the official said.

He added that for the first time, the two
countries’ Ministers of Foreign Affairs signed a joint statement enhancing
Vietnam-Cambodia friendship and all-around collaboration in the witness of the
Vietnamese Party chief, the Cambodian Prime Minister and other leaders.

The joint statement mentions major orientations
for developing the bilateral relations in all fields in the coming time along
with solutions to addressing some existing problems.

On the occasion, the
two sides inked a number of cooperation documents, including an agreement
framework on connecting Vietnam-Cambodia economies; a protocol on coordination
in regular rescue in the land border areas; a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
on cooperation to develop hydropower projects and trade of electricity; and a
MoU on building Cambodia’s e-government.-VNA

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