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Party chief’s visit charts new course for VN-Cambodia ties

The visit to Cambodia by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong from July 20-22  is an important historical milestone in the bilateral relations, as it took place in the year in which the two countries are celebrating 50 years since the establishment of their diplomatic ties. 
The visit also bears a historical significance and constitutes a vivid manifestation of the sound neighbourliness, a time-honoured traditional friendship between the two parties, governments and people. The visit creates favourable conditions for the two sides to address existing problems in their relations, bringing relations to a deeper and more sustainable level.

During three days visit, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has effective 22 meetings with Cambodian top ranking officials. The Party chief met King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni, Queen Mother of Cambodia Norodom Monineath Sihanouk and leaders from  Cambodian Government and National Assembly.


Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni (R) receives Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Phnom Penh on July 20. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

King Norodom Sihamoni and Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong introduce and exchange gifts. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

King Norodom Sihamoni proposes a toast to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong met Queen Mother of Cambodia Norodom Monineath Sihanouk and offered flowers at the Statue of King Norodom Sihanouk at Villa Kantha Bopha inside the Royal Palace on July 20, as part of his State-level visit to Cambodia.  Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

The two sides shared the views that achievements attained over the past 50 years serve as an important foundation and provides a springboard for the two countries to lift their ties to the next level with durable trust, productive and concrete assistance, broader cooperation and closer coordination at multilateral forums.

The past 50 years have proven 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.

They affirmed that changes on the world arena cannot affect the solidarity and friendship between the two countries, expressing their belief that the current visit to Cambodia by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and the recent visit to Vietnam by Prime Minister Hun Sen will help with spurring the friendly neighbourliness and all-faceted cooperation between the two countries.

The leaders showed their delight that the ties between the two Parties and countries have unceasingly been cemented and expanded across the board, contributing to maintaining political stability and spurring socio-economic development in the respective countries.

The two sides agreed that in all circumstances, Vietnam and Cambodia must remain good, sincere, and faithful neighbours, having close-knit ties and all-faceted, efficient and concrete cooperation.


Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong holds talks with Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen . Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

 Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdech Hun Sen witness the signing of a joint statement
on enhancing the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA


General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong held a meeting in Phnom Penh on July 20 with Vice President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and President of the Senate of Cambodia Samdech Say Chhum.Photo: Tri Dung/VNA


Party General Secretary Trong, President of the Cambodian Senate Samdech Say Chhum and Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Minister of the Royal Palace Samdech Kong Som Ol on July 22 cut the ribbon to inaugurate a Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Monument in Preah Sihanouk province.Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

Vietnam always attaches importance to and has continuously enhanced the solidarity, traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia, said Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong while meeting with Honorary President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin in Phnom Penh on July 20. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

Trong and Heng Samrin witness the signing of Memorandum of Understanding in which Vietnamese Party, State and people have decided to donate 25 million US dollars to help the Cambodian NA construct a building for its Secretariat and committees.Photo: Tri Dung/VNA
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phuc Trong on July 21 paid a visit to the Great Supreme Patriarch Buddhist Monk King Tep Vong at the Unalom pagoda in Phnom Penh as part of the Vietnamese Party leader’s State visit to Cambodia. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on July 21 visited Most Venerable Monk Bukri at Svay Pope pagoda in Phnom Penh. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA
 
For the first time, the two countries’ Ministers of Foreign Affairs signed a joint statement enhancing the Vietnam-Cambodia friendship and all-around collaboration in the witness of the Vietnamese Party chief, the Cambodian Prime Minister and other leaders. The joint statement mentions the major directions for developing the bilateral relations in all fields in the near future, along with solutions addressing a number of existing problems.

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