Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted a reception for his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN 2018) in Hà Nội on September 13.
During the meeting, the Vietnamese Government leader again warmly congratulated PM Hun Sen for the victory of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) during the election of the sixth National Assembly on July 29.
He stressed that the victory highlights the belief of Cambodian people in the country’s fate under the CPP and that it will motivate the new government to continue implementing policies towards building a peaceful, stable and prosperous nation.
PM Phúc affirmed that Việt Nam’s leaders and people sincerely wish that the Cambodian people will continue to achieve great milestones, contributing to raising the country’s role and position in the region and across the world.
For his part, PM Hun Sen warmly congratulated Việt Nam on the success of WEF ASEAN 2018, and expressed his appreciation of Việt Nam’s great achievements in national defence and construction. He stressed that the strong growth of Việt Nam’s economy in the recent past has created a spillover effect, contributing to promoting Cambodia’s development as well.
The two sides agreed to strengthen co-operation, especially in the field of economy and trade, while stressing the necessity of signing the Việt Nam-Cambodia border trade agreement as soon as possible.
They applauded efforts made by both sides in implementing the border demarcation and marker planting, and agreed to direct the Joint Committee for Land Border Demarcation and Marker Planting to increase meetings in order to solve difficulties, towards an early completion of this important project.
PM Phúc emphasised that the two countries’ authorities have made great efforts in licensing Vietnamese Cambodians, proposing that the Cambodian side flexibly apply relevant regulations to support Vietnamese Cambodians and thus help them live stably in Cambodia.
The leaders unanimously agreed to closely coordinate in organising activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cambodia’s victory over the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime (January 7, 1979-2019), aiming to raise awareness of the two countries’ people of the Việt Nam-Laos-Cambodia combatant solidarity and the significance of this historic event.
PM Phúc took the occasion to invite his Cambodian counterpart and spouse to pay an official visit to Việt Nam. Cambodian PM Hun Sen thanked and happily accepted. — VNS