National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân meets Cambodian NA Chairman Heng Samrin in Cambodia yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
PHNOM PENH — National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has affirmed Việt Nam’s consistency in attaching importance and top priority for the consolidation and strengthening of good neighbourliness, traditional friendship and comprehensive co-operation with Cambodia.
Speaking to her counterpart during her official visit to Cambodia in Phnom Penh yesterday, Ngân asked the National Assembly and parliamentarians of Cambodia to continue fostering the friendship and comprehensive co-operation between the two countries.
She thanked the National Assembly (NA) and the Government of Cambodia for facilitating the Vietnamese community in Cambodia.
She stressed that this was her first official trip as the head of Việt Nam’s National Assembly with a desire to share the spirit of solidarity, friendship and co-operation between Việt Nam and Cambodia.
The Cambodian NA Chairman Heng Samrin warmly welcomed his Vietnamese counterpart and stressed that the visit had important significance as it proved strengthened solidarity and friendship between the two countries, two parliaments and the two peoples.
He congratulated Ngân for being elected as the head of Việt Nam’s National Assembly.
He noted that during the last four NA terms, the friendly relations and co-operation between the two sides had been continuously consolidated and developed, and he expressed his trust that the relationship would be further developed.
The Cambodia NA Chairman suggested the two sides continue co-operating and sharing experience among trade unions and parliamentarians.
He thanked the Vietnamese NA for actively supporting and assisting in the training of human resources, providing equipment and many other types of help in order to improve the efficiency of the Cambodian NA’s operations.
Two NA heads briefed each other on the economic situation and social activities of each country. They agreed that, in the context of the more complicated situation in the world and the region, the two countries should unite to continue strengthening and developing their traditional relationship.
The two leaders expressed their satisfaction over the economic co-operation, trade and investment between the two countries at all levels.
So far, Vietnamese enterprises have invested in 182 projects in Cambodia with a total registered capital of US$2.85 billion.
They agreed to continue promoting the role of supervising the implementation of agreements reached between the two governments and continue to share, support and consult with each other on international issues of mutual interest as well as to enhance close co-operation in inter-parliamentary forums and regional parliaments that both countries are members of. — VNS