Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese National Assembly will closely cooperate with the National Assembly and Senate of Cambodia to further expand and improve the efficiency of collaboration between the two governments as well as the two legislatures at regional and international parliamentary forums, the top legislator has said.
At a reception for Second Vice President of the Cambodian NA Khuon Sudary in Hà Nội on Friday, NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân said the two sides would work together to supervise the implementation of international treaties and agreements signed by the two governments to help effectively realise their co-operation deals.
The legislatures would exchange experience in gender equality-related affairs, including issues regarding female NA deputies, she said, adding that young parliamentarians would also share their expertise in the future.
The NA Chairwoman congratulated Cambodia on its successful organisation of the general election in 2018, and the Cambodian NA on its successful hosting of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27) in Siem Reap in early 2019, contributing to raising the country’s position in the international arena.
Ngân suggested that Việt Nam and Cambodia should closely coordinate with each other when Việt Nam assumes the ASEAN Chairmanship, and Cambodia hosts the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting in 2020.
She stressed that the Vietnamese legislature and people are delighted at the great, comprehensive achievements the Cambodian people have reaped over the past years.
In reply, Khuon Sudary said Cambodia is making concerted efforts to step up national development to bring prosperity and wealth to its people.
Cambodia always keeps in mind the great support of the Vietnamese people during the struggle against the Pol Pot genocidal regime, helping the country revive and develop, she said.
She described the state visit to Cambodia by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng last month as a manifestation of the continuous development of the traditional bilateral ties.
The Cambodian NA would pay more attention to and create more favourable conditions for Vietnamese-Cambodians to live in the country and contribute to local socio-economic development, while ensuring their legal status, she said.
Both leaders applauded the outcomes of the border demarcation and marker planting, which have completed about 84 per cent of the workload.
Ngân said the two sides would need to make greater efforts to soon fulfil the task.
She also urged competent agencies of the two countries to closely coordinate with each other in order to ensure quality and efficiency of the works which are presented by the Vietnamese Party, State and people to the Cambodian NA’s Secretariat and committees. — VNS