Viet Nam News
PHNOM PENH — General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) Nguyễn Phú Trọng held a meeting in Phnom Penh on Thursday with Vice President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and President of the Senate of Cambodia, Samdech Say Chhum.
Reviewing relations between the two nations over the past 50 years, Say Chhum stressed that the Cambodian people will never forget the sacrifices of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who helped the Cambodian people escape from the genocidal disaster, revive and develop the country.
He praised the good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive co-operation and long-term sustainability between the two countries, and promised to join hands with other Cambodian leaders in further promoting ties with Việt Nam.
For his part, Party General Secretary Trọng affirmed that despite changes in the world, Việt Nam will make every effort, together with Cambodia, to safeguard and reinforce bilateral relations for the common interests of the Vietnamese and Cambodian people.
The leaders spoke highly of co-operative ties between their two countries, including relations between the Cambodian Senate and the National Assembly of Việt Nam, suggesting that they should continue fostering co-operation and exchanging experience in legislation, while supervising the implementation of treaties, agreements and deals signed between the two countries.
The leaders also agreed that Việt Nam and Cambodia need to increase the exchange of information and co-ordinate closely at international forums, especially within the framework of ASEAN and sub-regional co-operation mechanisms.
Meeting with NA President
Việt Nam attaches importance to the solidarity, traditional friendship and comprehensive co-operation with Cambodia, said Party General Secretary Trọng while meeting with Honorary President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and President of the National Assembly, Heng Samrin in Phnom Penh on the same day.
He affirmed that Việt Nam treasures co-operation between the two countries’ legislatures, and suggested President Heng Samrin continue his instructions to intensify co-ordination and co-operation between committees of the two legislative agencies, especially through the exchange of experience and expertise in legislation, supervision and decision-making on major national matters.
For his part, President Heng Samrin pledged efforts to preserve and advance the solidarity and good neighbourly ties between the two states.
Party General Secretary Trọng took this occasion to inform his host that the Vietnamese Party, State and people have decided to donate $25 million to help the Cambodian NA construct a building for its Secretariat and committees. — VNS