PM receives Cambodian Minister of Inspection

June 10, 2024 - 21:17
PM Phạm Minh Chính said the Vietnamese Government is ready to foster cooperation between the Government Inspectorate of Việt Nam and the Cambodian Ministry of Inspection
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính receives Cambodian Minister of Inspection Huot Hak in Hà Nội on Monday. VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính reiterated Việt Nam’s consistent policy of attaching importance to developing good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and long-term sustainability with Cambodia at a reception in Hà Nội on Monday for Cambodian Minister of Inspection Huot Hak.

PM Chính expressed his confidence that under the judicious reign of King Norodom Sihamoni, the sound policy of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) led by its President Samdech Techo Hun Sen, and the leadership of the Government with Prime Minister Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet at the helm, Cambodia will continue reaping significant socio-economic achievements, toward the goal of becoming a upper-middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income nation by 2050.

Highlighting the minister's visit as a crucial step to continue concretising agreements between high-ranking leaders, he praised the fruitful talks between Huot Hak and Vietnamese Inspector General Doãn Hồng Phong, noting that the newly signed memorandum of cooperation on inspection is expected to enhance the sharing of information and experience in the field.

The Vietnamese Government is ready to foster cooperation between the Government Inspectorate of Việt Nam and the Cambodian Ministry of Inspection, he affirmed.

The Vietnamese leader proposed that both sides should continue facilitating high-level visits and meetings between leaders, enhance the effectiveness of existing cooperation agreements and mechanisms, and strengthen unity and cooperation among Việt Nam, Laos and Cambodia.

Furthermore, there should be further efforts to improve economic cooperation, towards achieving the goal of US$20 billion in two-way trade soon, he said, citing that the figure neared $4 billion in the first four months of 2024, up 16.8 per cent year on year.

PM Chinh thanked Cambodia for tackling difficulties for people of Vietnamese origin in Cambodia, enabling them to act as a friendship bridge between the two countries while creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese firms in the country.

The PM reaffirmed the principle of not allowing hostile forces to use either country’s territory to harm the security and interests of the other. Efforts should also be made to fulfill the remaining 16 per cent workload of border demarcation and marker planting, striving to build a borderline of peace, friendship, cooperation and sustainable development, he added.

Huot Hak, for his part, agreed with PM Chính’s suggestions on consolidating solidarity and cooperation among Việt Nam, Laos and Cambodia. He congratulated the Vietnamese Party, State, and people on their achievements in realising the resolution of the 13th National Party Congress and strategic national development goals, which have enhanced Việt Nam’s international position.

He pledged to further deepen the bilateral relationship, aligning with the agreements made by high-ranking leaders, including the outcomes of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet’s official visit to Việt Nam in December 2023. VNS