05/01/2019 08:58 GMT+7 print

Cambodia always treasures Vietnam’s support in genocide fight: official

The country and people of Cambodia always bear in their mind the great and unforgettable support from the Vietnamese Party, State, Front, army and people in liberating Cambodia and helping the people get out of the genocide tragedy, a leading Cambodian official has stated.

Tep Ngorn, Standing Member of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Central Committee, Senate Vice President and Vice President of the National Council of Solidarity Front for the Development of Cambodia Motherland, made the statement at a meeting with Secretary of the Party Central Committee member and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man in Hanoi on January 4.

Earlier the same day, the Cambodian official attended a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the victory of the southwest border defence war and the joint victory of Vietnam and Cambodia over the Polpot genocidal regime (January 7).

At the meeting, Man highlighted the importance of the ceremony as a reminder of a glorious memory shared between the two nations now and later.

He congratulated Cambodia on its significant socio-economic, and defence-security achievements, adding that the delegation and experience exchanges between Vietnamese and Cambodian Party, State, and Front leaders have helped foster the two nations’ comprehensive and long-standing cooperation.

Affirming that the VFF supports the role of the National Council of Solidarity Front for the Development of Cambodia Motherland, Man expected the two fronts continue boosting their ties through further delegation exchanges.

He stressed that the Vietnamese Party, State and front and relevant agencies have created favourable conditions for Cambodian expatriates in Vietnam, and asked for similar treatment towards Vietnamese people in Cambodia.

For his part, Tep Ngorn spoke highly of the ceremony, noting that images on display and speeches delivered at the event reflect the historical significance of the victory against the genocidal regime and the value of peace and independence regained by the two nations.

The ceremony helped youths and international friends understand the period during which Vietnam and Cambodia together overcame difficulties and followed their tradition of fighting for independence, he added.

The official further stated that the Cambodian Party, State and parliament always pay attention to reinforcing the traditional relations with Vietnam as well as the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam friendship.