|Delegates of the Việt Nam Naval Academy and the Royal Cambodian Navy Academy took a commemorative photo otuside of the Việt Nam Naval Academy on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo|
KHÁNH HÒA — The Việt Nam Naval Academy (VNNA) and the Royal Cambodian Navy Academy on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding on establishing twinning relationship in Nha Trang City, the south-central province of Khánh Hòa.
This event is a milestone in the cooperation between the armies and navies of the two countries, contributing to fostering the fine traditions between Việt Nam and Cambodia.
Addressing the signing ceremony, VNNA Director Rear Admiral Nguyễn Văn Lâm emphasised that after 56 years of diplomatic ties (June 24, 1967 - 2023), the friendship and cooperation between the two Parties, States, peoples and armies have made an important contribution to strengthening the peace, stability, cooperation and development of each country and the region at large.
The Việt Nam-Cambodia traditional friendship, cultivated by late President Hồ Chí Minh, late King Norodom Sihanouk and senior leaders of the two countries, has moved to a new deeper stage with the motto "good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and long-term sustainability".
Every year, Việt Nam and Cambodia offer each other hundreds of long-term and short-term scholarships for students, postgraduates and officials of ministries, agencies, armies and navies of the two countries. The Việt Nam Navy Academy has trained thousands of officers from the Royal Cambodian Navy, he said, noting that these are concrete and meaningful actions demonstrating the friendship between the two armies and the two neighbouring countries.
Lâm suggested that in the coming time, the two sides strengthen education to raise awareness of officers, soldiers and people on the special friendship and solidarity between the two nations as well as enhance cooperation in the field of education and training; strengthen the exchange of delegations, expertise and naval scientific studies.
For his part, Vice Admiral Non Sophat, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Royal Cambodian Navy, sincerely thanked the Party, State, people and People's Army of Việt Nam for their wholehearted support in the past as well as at present. He proposed that the VNNA will strengthen collaboration and support in all aspects to help build a stronger Royal Cambodian Navy Academy in the future. — VNS