|Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia Men Sam An welcomed by Long An Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council Phạm Văn Rạnh. — VNA/VNS Photo|
LONG AN — Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia Men Sam An extended New Year greetings to authorities and people of Long An during a visit to the Mekong Delta province on Tuesday.
The Cambodian Deputy PM wished the Vietnamese province new achievements in the Year of the Rat and asked the province to continue to promote solidarity, friendship and co-operation with Cambodian localities.
She said the Cambodian people will always bear in mind the support and sacrifice of Vietnamese soldiers, including those from Long An.
She took the occasion to thank Long An’s administration and people for their assistance in education, healthcare and technology transfer in agriculture for the Cambodian provinces of Svay Rieng and Prey Veng.
In reply, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council Phạm Văn Rạnh wished for stronger ties between the province and the two Cambodian localities, notably in trade and border services development. He also expressed hope to accelerate the delimitation and border mark planting in the remaining section of the border between Long An and Cambodia.
He asked the Cambodian side to pay due attention to the building of a road to Bình Hiệp national border gate to create optimal conditions for bilateral trade, as well as continue their support for the search for and repatriation of remains of Vietnamese soldiers who died in Cambodia. — VNS