Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính (centre) holds phone talks with his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen on April 6. VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen congratulated the new Prime Minister of Việt Nam, Phạm Minh Chính, over the phone on Tuesday.
On April 5, the Cambodian leader also sent a letter of congratulations to PM Chính.
During the phone talks, PM Hun Sen highly valued Việt Nam’s enormous achievements in recent years, voicing his belief that under the leadership of PM Chính, the Vietnamese Government and people will reap more successes in national reform and development and unceasingly promote the country’s role and stature in the region and the world.
Thanking his Cambodian counterpart for the congratulations, PM Chính affirmed the wish to work closely with PM Hun Sen so as to continue sustainably and effectively developing the sound neighbourliness, traditional friendship, and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries and the two governments.
He said he believes that the Cambodian Government and people, under the clear-sighted leadership of Hun Sen, will contain the COVID-19 outbreak soon and obtain new achievements.
He also agreed to assign the countries’ ministers of health to share experience in COVID-19 prevention and control.
The two PMs noted with satisfaction their countries sustained cooperation amid the pandemic, maintaining phone talks and teleconferences at all levels, and effectively bringing into play bilateral cooperation mechanisms.
They agreed to coordinate to effectively implement the agreements between Vietnamese and Cambodian leaders, strengthen ties in defence and security, improve the effectiveness of border management, prevent the spread of diseases, and ensure the smooth flow of goods through border gates.
Both sides also concurred in keeping close coordination at multilateral forums and joining other member nations to maintain solidarity and promote the centrality of ASEAN.
PM Chính thanked Cambodia for supporting Viet Nam to successfully serve as Chair of ASEAN in 2020, while affirming Viet Nam’s support for Cambodia to successfully organise the 7th Greater Mekong Sub-region Summit and the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in 2021.
During the talks, the leaders exchanged the invitation to visit each other’s nations.
PM Chính also took this occasion to extend greetings to the Cambodian leaders and people on their traditional New Year festival.
Congratulations from leaders of countries, WEF
Leaders of Cambodia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Russia, Algeria, Kuwait, and the World Economic Forum (WEF) on April 6 extended congratulations to the new State and Government leaders of Việt Nam.
In his congratulations letter sent to State President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni expressed his belief that under the leadership of the new President, Việt Nam will gain greater achievements to obtain development and progress in all aspects and play an important role in the region and the world.
He also voiced his wish that the relations between Vietnamese and Cambodian people will become closer and closer to help maintain peace, stability, cooperation, and development.
The new President of Việt Nam also received congratulatory messages from President of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and Kuwaiti Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Meanwhile, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin sent a message of congratulations to his Vietnamese counterpart Phạm Minh Chính, noting that the two countries are bound to each other by their friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership, and they are implementing major cooperation activities in terms of economy, trade, investment, energy, industry, infrastructure, science, and culture.
He voiced his belief that the two governments will work closely together to consolidate Russia-Viet Nam ties, with new initiatives and orientations, for the sake of both countries.
Algerian PM Abdelaziz Djerad also offered congratulations to the new Government leader of Việt Nam.
The same day, WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab sent congratulatory letters to President Phúc and PM Chính. — VNS