28/01/2018 09:41 GMT+7 print

HCM City’s leader continues visit to Cambodia

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has lauded staff of the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) - the oldest and largest university in Cambodia - for their contributions to human resources training in Cambodia, Vietnam and countries.

During a working session with the university on January 27, Nhan, who is a Politburo member of the Communist Party of Vietnam, said HCM City will offer 10 scholarships to the university’s lecturers per year to pursue master and doctorate degrees in the city.

Reopened in 1986 after merging with several universities, RUPP has 6 subordinate universities with nearly 1,000 lecturers and 20,000 students. It is linking with eight Vietnamese universities and receives around 150 Vietnamese students each year.

During a working session with leaders of Cho Ray – Phnom Penh Hospital, Nhan asked them to propose measures to tackle difficulties, continuing to be a vivid symbol of neighborliness between the two countries, providing health care services for people in Cambodia and Phnom Penh in particular.

Earlier, in a meeting with Cambodia’s Acting Prime Minister Sar Kheng on January 26, Nhan said HCM City and Phnom Penh will continue strengthening cooperative ties, focusing on education, tourism, agriculture and promoting the efficiency of Cho Ray-Phnom Penh Hospital.

Sar Kheng said he was delighted at the results of cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia in general and between HCM City and Phnom Penh in particular, which he said helped nurture the bilateral friendship.

In a reception hosted by President of the Cambodian Senate Say Chhum, Nhan affirmed that HCM City always treasures and does its best to foster Vietnam – Cambodia ties, as well as relations between the city and Cambodian localities.

Nhan wished that the Cambodian government would offer support in terms of mechanism and policy to facilitate immigration of medical staff and materials import for use in the Cho Ray-Phnom Penh Hospital.

The same day, Nhan paid courtesy calls on Secretary of the Phnom Penh Party Committee Pa Socheatvong and Governor of Phnom Penh Khuong Sreng.

On January 27 afternoon, the Vietnamese delegation concluded two-day visit to Cambodia.