|Vietnamese President Võ Văn Thưởng with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Samdech Krolahom Sar Kheng in Hà Nội on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất|
HÀ NỘI — President Võ Văn Thưởng extended a warm welcome to Samdech Krolahom Sar Kheng, the Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, during his working visit to Việt Nam on Saturday.
As Cambodia gears up for a bustling year of events, President Thưởng vowed to share Việt Nam's expertise in organising successful gatherings.
Congratulating his host on being elected President of Việt Nam, the Cambodian official praised the sound relations between the two countries’ ruling parties, Governments and peoples.
He praised Việt Nam's assistance for his country in successfully organising many important events in 2022 and socio-economic development. He also thanked the Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of National Defence of Việt Nam for their support in various areas, applauding the countries’ cooperation in the security and transnational crime fighting.
As Cambodia will hold several major events in 2023, including the seventh-tenure parliament election, the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, and the ASEAN Para Games, the Deputy PM called on Việt Nam to share experience and support his country to host these events successfully.
The visiting official also asked Việt Nam to coordinate with Cambodia to hold the conference of border provinces and open two new border gates on the shared borderline, promoting the building of a border of peace, friendship, cooperation, and development.
Stressing the importance of the Việt Nam - Cambodia relations, President Thưởng expressed his delight at the fruitful cooperation in all spheres, speaking highly of the effective partnership between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the Cambodian Ministry of Interior, and appreciated Deputy PM Sar Kheng’s substantial contributions to the settlement of difficulties facing Cambodian citizens of Vietnamese origin.
He agreed with the Cambodian Deputy PM on promoting cooperation in border areas to build a border of peace, friendship, cooperation, and development.
Việt Nam would be ready to share experience to help Cambodia hold important events in 2023, including the seventh-tenure parliament election, the 32nd SEA Games, and the ASEAN Para Games, he said.
The host leader also asked the Deputy PM to convey his invitation to King Norodom Sihamoni to visit Việt Nam. — VNS