|Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat, Le Hong Anh (left) meets with Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Chi Hung
PHNOM PENH (VNS) — Viet Nam would do its utmost to preserve, develop and disseminate the solidarity and co-operation with Cambodia, said Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat, Le Hong Anh.
Meeting with high-ranking Cambodian officials during an official visit to the country, the Vietnamese official said that this would be done based on principles agreed to by both sides.
During a reception hosted by Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen and President of its National Assembly, Heng Samrin, Anh told officials about developments in Viet Nam, in the East Sea as well as results of a talk earlier with the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) led by Vice President of the Senate, Sai Chhum.
Anh said he was convinced that, under the leadership of the King, the National Assembly, the Senate and the Government, Cambodian people would continue to make greater achievements in national development.
He expressed his thanks for the support that the Cambodian leadership and people had given Viet Nam during its fight for national liberation and during current national renewal and defence.
Cambodian leaders congratulated Viet Nam on its achievements in national renewal, saying that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Viet Nam, Vietnamese would continue making greater gains.
Cambodian officials spoke highly of the co-operation between two National Assemblies, Governments, ministries, sectors and localities; the efficient investment into Cambodia by Vietnamese enterprises. They expressed deep thanks for Viet Nam's assistance during Cambodia's national liberation from the genocide in the past as well as in national reconciliation, construction and defence.
The Cambodians said the neighbourliness, friendship and solid relations between Viet Nam and Cambodia were developing and were precious assets that needed to be preserved, nurtured and handed down to the next generations.
They also agreed to popularise the traditional friendship among young generations and to complete setting up border landmarks as lines of peace, friendship, co-operation and development.
They also agreed to assist each other in regional and international issues, promote the settlement of disputes through peaceful measures in line with international law and regional commitments; and to work together to organise the 14th session of the Viet Nam – Cambodian Joint Committee on Economic, Cultural, Educational, Scientific and Technical Co-operation.
On the same day, the delegation visited Viet Nam Bank for Investment and Development in Cambodia and met with representatives of Vietnamese enterprises in Cambodia.
Yesterday, first Vice President of the Cambodian Senate, Sai Chhum, was elected President of the Senate, replacing Chea Sim.
Sai Chhum, who is Head of the Standing Board of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) Central Committee, received the support of all 52 senators who were present at the extraordinary session.
Senator Nay Pena of the CPP was elected as the first Vice President of the Senate.— VNS