Viet Nam News
PHNOM PENH — Party General Secretary, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen agreed to enhance the political trust between the two countries during a meeting in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.
PM Hun Sen, who is also President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), hailed the Vietnamese leader’s State visit, describing it as a demonstration of the sound neighbourliness, traditional friendship and long-term cohesion between the CPP and the Communist Party of Việt Nam, the two Governments and the two peoples. He said it would herald a new stage for bilateral relations.
The Cambodian leader expressed profound gratitude to Việt Nam for its enormous support for his country throughout history, affirming that the Cambodian people always keep in mind the sincere and effective assistance that has helped Cambodians liberate their country from the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in 1979 and rebuild the country.
Party General Secretary, President Trọng congratulated Cambodia on its major development attainments, the successful election of the sixth National Assembly, and the establishment of a new Government.
He voiced his belief that with the support of the Cambodian people and parliament, the new Government would lead the country to successfully overcome all difficulties and challenges to harvest even greater achievements.
Việt Nam always highly prioritised relations with Cambodia and the CPP, he said, stressing that the Vietnamese Party, State and people would exert every effort to join their Cambodian counterparts in developing bilateral ties for the sake of the two peoples and for peace, stability, co-operation and development in the region and the world.
The leader once again thanked Cambodia for its substantial support for Việt Nam in the past and at present.
At the meeting, the two sides informed each other of their respective countries’ situation and discussed measures to foster bilateral co-operation in all aspects. They agreed to promote political relations through frequent meetings and increase the effectiveness of co-operation mechanisms.
PM Hun Sen said he hoped the two sides’ authorities would facilitate bilateral trading activities. He also stated that the Cambodian Government would provide more favourable conditions for investors, calling on Vietnamese businesses to boost investment in his country.
On this occasion, General Secretary, President Trọng also thanked the Cambodian side for supporting the people of Vietnamese origin in the country. He asked PM Hun Sen to direct the Cambodian Government to take appropriate measures to ensure legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese-Cambodians.
PM Hun Sen affirmed that he and his Government would always create favourable conditions for the community.
Following the meeting, the two leaders witnessed the signing of several co-operation documents between the countries. The two sides also issued a joint statement.
Also on Tuesday, General Secretary, President Trọng had a meeting with the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy and representatives of Vietnamese people and businesses in Cambodia.
Later the same day, he and the high-ranking delegation of Việt Nam left Phnom Penh, wrapping up the State visit to Cambodia. — VNS