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Top legislator affirms support for stronger ties with Cambodia

Hanoi, December 20 (VNA) – The Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) always attaches importance to and support the enhancement of traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia.

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan made the remarks during a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen in Hanoi on December 20.

Ngan said the Vietnamese NA will work closely with the Cambodian NA and Senate to boost the expansion and efficiency of cooperation between the two governments and people as well as between the two legislatures at regional and international inter-parliamentary forums.

The top legislator highlighted the fruitful development of traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries in recent years, saying that PM Hun Sen’s visit marks an important milestone in Vietnam-Cambodia relations.

Ngan expressed her desire that the two sides will uphold the achievements and deepen bilateral ties in different fields, thereby bringing practical benefits to both nations.

For his part, PM Hun Sen said his visit aims to strengthen bilateral relations, adding that the two countries are exerting efforts to effectively implement cooperation agreements on the basis of their long-lasting relationship.

He took this occasion to thank the Vietnamese people and army for their assistance and sacrifice to help Cambodia escape from the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in the past.

The two countries should continue educating their young generations about the values of Vietnam-Cambodia relations, and enhancing the bilateral cooperation through the exchange of all-level visits, he said.

The Cambodian leader also believed that, with the support and close coordination between the two legislatures, the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Cambodia and Vietnam will obtain new achievements in the coming time.