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Vietnam treasures friendship, cooperation with Cambodia: Party leader

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam will do its utmost to preserve, protect and nurture the solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has said.

Hosting a reception for visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen in Hanoi on December 7, the leader said that the guest’s official visit to Vietnam is a vivid illustration of the solidarity and traditional friendship between the two nations.

Congratulating Cambodia on its successful sixth National Assembly election, the Vietnamese leader expressed his belief that under the leadership of the Cambodian National Assembly and Royal Government, Cambodia will overcome challenges to reap more achievements to become a prosperous nation.

He said that he rejoiced at the thriving relations between the two Parties, States and peoples which have been developed in a practical and effective manner. Also, the leader reaffirmed Vietnam’s foreign policy of independence, diversification and multilateralisation of international relations as well as the country’s consistent policy of not joining any military alliance, not siding with any country to act against a third country, and not allowing any country to establish a military base in Vietnam’s territory.

Lauding the outcomes of the talks between PM Phuc and his Cambodian counterpart, he asked the two PMs to order competent branches and ministries to implement the documents signed. The two sides should join hands to soon complete documents legalising the 84 percent of the border demarcation and marker planting-related work in 2019 with a view to building a shared borderline of peace, friendship, cooperation, and development, he stressed.

The Cambodian PM underlined the robust ties of the two Parties, States and peoples in the past four decades, bringing benefits to the people of each nation as well as for regional and global peace, stability, cooperation and development.

He thanked Vietnam for its support for Cambodia during the national liberation, struggle against the genocidal regime, and national construction cause.

Hun Sen affirmed that the Cambodian Government will work to completely settle issues on the shared land border line, thus preventing opposition forces from taking advantage of the issues against the bilateral relations.

Cambodia does not need and Cambodian constitution does not allow the establishment of foreign military bases in its territory, he stressed.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese leader extend his regards and wishes for good health to Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and his mother Monineath Sihanouk, saying he is delighted to welcome King Norodom Sihamoni to Vietnam in the coming time.-VNA