Vietnam, Cambodia treasure close-knit relations

Friday, 2017-07-21 04:48:12
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King Norodom Sihamoni and Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (credit: VOV)
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NDO/VNA – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and King Norodom Sihamoni reiterated the ‘good neighbours, traditional friendship, and sustainable, long-term, comprehensive cooperation’ between Vietnam and Cambodia during a gala dinner hosted by the Cambodian King for the visiting Vietnamese Party chief in Phnom Penh on July 20.

King Norodom Sihamoni said Party General Secretary Trong’s State visit to Cambodia will contribute to tightening the solidarity and friendship between the two countries.

“The visit is a vivid manifestation of the enhanced friendship, fraternity and long-standing cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia, hence bringing peace and development to both people and contributing to maintaining stability in the region and the world at large,” he said.

The King noted that the exchange of official visits by Vietnamese and Cambodian leaders, which brought about good results, have contributed to strengthening the bilateral relationship.

Vietnam and Cambodia have shared a mutual stance on the international arena and worked together to preserve the ASEAN Community through negotiations, he said.

In reply, Party General Trong expressed his satisfaction with outcomes of his talks with King Norodom Sihamoni as well as meetings with Cambodian leaders, during which the two sides reached a high consensus on issues of common concern.

He said the past 50 years have demonstrated the close ties between Vietnam and Cambodia, which have been tested through struggles for national independence and against the genocidal regime Pol Pot, and the cause of national development in each country.

Describing the relations as a valuable asset of both countries, the Vietnamese Party chief said the relationship is likely to reach a new high, meeting the aspirations and pragmatic interests of their people, and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in Southeast Asia and the world.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is in Cambodia for a State visit from July 20-22 at the invitation of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni.