National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (left) met with visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen in Hà Nội on Saturday. —VNA/VNS Photo Văn Điệp
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân met with visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen in Hà Nội on Saturday.
Hailing the significance of PM Hun Sen’s visit, the NA leader stressed that Việt Nam always treasures relations with Cambodia and pays attention to promoting ties to enhance political trust, mutually-beneficial sustainable cooperation between the two countries.
Ngân congratulated the Cambodian PM over the results of his Việt Nam visit, particularly the signing of a number of important documents, including two legal documents recognising the outcome of the demarcation of and marker planting along the land border between the two countries.
She said those results lay the foundations for Vietnam and Cambodia to move forward and complete boundary delimitation and marker planting work, building a border of peace, friendship, cooperation and development between the two countries.
The top legislator said the Vietnamese NA would consider and approve the two legal documents at the next session.
She asked PM Hun Sen to continue creating favourable conditions for the community of people of Vietnamese origin in Cambodia to have a stable life and legal status.
Highlighting the good relations between the parliaments of the two countries, Chairwoman Ngân expressed her hope that Cambodia would support and coordinate with Việt Nam when the latter assumes the Chair of ASEAN and Chair of the 41st ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) in 2020.
Cambodian PM Hun Sen informed his host that electricity grids and telephone lines had been installed in areas along the border of the two countries, facilitating the daily life of local residents.
He said a major issue was to bolster investment and trade between the two countries, noting that the current US$5 billion bilateral trade value was far below their potential.
The PM thanked Việt Nam for helping Cambodia train human resources staff, and expressed his belief the legislative bodies of Việt Nam and Cambodia would soon ratify the two documents recognising the completed 84 per cent workload in land border demarcation and marker planting. — VNS