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Viet Nam, Cambodia look to enhance legislative ties

Update: September, 23/2013 - 08:51
Vice Chairwoman of the Viet Nam National Assembly Tong Thi Phong and the second Vice President of the Senate of Cambodia Tep Ngorn.— VNA/VNS Photo

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (VNS)— There should be stronger legislative co-operation between Viet Nam and Cambodia, agreed Vice Chairwoman of the Viet Nam National Assembly Tong Thi Phong and the second Vice President of the Senate of Cambodia Tep Ngorn.

During a meeting on Saturday during the 34th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-34) in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei's capital, Vice Chairwoman Phong suggested that Vietnamese and Cambodian legislative bodies continue to co-ordinate at important inter-parliamentary forums and address important issues arising in international relations and external relations.

She congratulated Cambodia on the success of its fifth parliamentary election and affirmed that Viet Nam always considers the solidarity between the two countries an invaluable asset.

She noted with pleasure the strong development in the two countries' legislative ties over the past years under the motto of "good neighbours, traditional friendship, comprehensive co-operation and long-term sustainability".

The legislator voiced hope that the Vietnamese and Cambodian delegations to the AIPA-34 would work closely together to contribute to the event's success, serving the common interests of ASEAN as well as the two countries.

For his part, Tep Ngorn expressed thanks to the Vietnamese Government and people for their support to Cambodia in furthering the cause of national liberation and construction.

Cambodia always attaches importance to its traditional friendship with Viet Nam, he said, adding that Cambodia hoped Viet Nam would continue to assist Cambodia in human resource development. — VNS

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