Cambodian leaders receive visiting Vietnam Fatherland Front President

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) receives Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man on August 14 (Photo: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Leaders of Cambodia hailed
their country’s relations with Vietnam during separate meetings with Chairman
of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man in Phnom
Penh on August 14.

President of the Cambodian Senate and Vice
President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Sai Chhum said amid the 50th
founding anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties, Man’s official
visit to Cambodia from August 13 to 17 is a great contribution to their good
neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and
long-term sustainability.

On behalf of the Cambodian people, he thanked
Vietnam for helping his country to re-gain peace and justice in different
stages of history during which the cooperation between the Solidarity Front for
Development of Cambodian Motherland (SFDCM) and the VFF helped promote the two
nations’ unity and mutual support.

The connection and active cooperation between
the Cambodian and Vietnamese governments and people have helped ensure peace
and stability in their respective countries while building peace in the region
and the world, he noted.

Sai Chhum stressed that the Cambodian Senate and
Government always support the completion of the two countries’ border
demarcation and border marker planting, 84 percent of which has finished. The
completion will leave precious heritages for generations of Vietnamese and
Cambodian people.

At another meeting, President of the National
Assembly of Cambodia, Honorary President of the CPP and President of the SFDCM
National Council Heng Samrin congratulated Vietnam on its recent development,
voicing his belief that under the clear-sighted leadership of the Vietnamese
Party, State, National Assembly and Government, the Vietnamese people will
surely obtain more successes.

He once again acknowledged Vietnam’s assistance
to his country throughout history, including the great sacrifice of Vietnamese
volunteer soldiers in the fight against the Pol Pot genocidal regime.

He agreed on Man’s proposals, including the two
Governments’ promotion of cooperation agreements, and expressed his hope that
the SFDCM and the VFF will continue their cooperation to meet both sides’

[Photos: Milestones in 50 years of Vietnam – Cambodia diplomatic ties]

Meanwhile, Prime Minister and CPP President Hun
Sen affirmed that over the past 38 years, the two countries have been
developing stably and building a borderline of friendship and cooperation.

It is necessary for them to exert every effort
to enhance bilateral economic relations. A measure to bolter these ties is
facilitating Vietnamese and Cambodian people’s travel to the other country and
creating favourable conditions for more than 1 million Vietnamese tourists to
come to Cambodia this year.

At the meetings, VFF Central Committee President
Tran Thanh Man affirmed that Vietnam always prioritises the enhancement of the
countries’ good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive
cooperation and long-term sustainability.

He highly valued the SFDCM’s active
contributions to bilateral relations, especially in educating the two countries’
people on the bilateral solidarity and the responsibility for maintaining this
valuable asset for future generations.

He noted the VFF will work closely with the
SFDCM to effectively carry out the agreements between Vietnamese and Cambodian
leaders and the two governments’ cooperation deals, particularly the joint
statement on enhancing the Vietnam-Cambodia friendship and cooperation issued
during Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Cambodia last July.

Man also took this chance to call on the
Cambodian leaders to support and accelerate the land border demarcation and
marker planting. He asked both sides to increase transport connectivity, boost
investment in infrastructure at border gates, and coordinate more strongly in searching
for and repatriating the remains of Vietnam’s volunteer soldiers and experts
who died in Cambodia.

Man is set to lead the Vietnamese delegation to
the fifth international meeting on building Vietnam-Cambodia border of peace,
friendship and comprehensive cooperation in Kampot province on August 15.-VNA

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