PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen (Source: VNA)
Phnom Penh (VNA) - The Cambodian media has ran stories on Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen’s ongoing visit to Vietnam which was made at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc. 

The Khmer-language daily Rasmei Kampuchea, which has the largest circulations in Cambodia, highlighted the significance of the visit, stating that the visit will help further boost the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia. 

The newspaper cited Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, affirming that Vietnamese people are trustworthy friends of the Cambodian people and that his country will continue nurturing the bilateral relations in the future. 

It also reviewed the joint victory of Vietnam and Cambodians over the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, which was declared on January 7, 1979, and the flourishing relations between the two countries over the last 50 years. 

The two countries have supported each other at international and regional forums and need to foster cultural exchange in order to enhance mutual understanding among their people, it said.

PM Hun Sen’s visit to Vietnam will contribute to strengthening the Vietnam-Cambodia friendship and comprehensive cooperation, thus increasing the position of the Cambodia Government in the region and the world, it stressed.

The Kampuchea Thmey Daily published the press release of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the visit’s schedule. 

It said apart from meetings and talks with Vietnamese key leaders, PM Hun Sen will have meetings with representatives from the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Association, officials of Ho Chi Minh City, and Vietnamese war veterans. 

It recalled the meeting between PM Hun Sen and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the sidelines of the 9th Summit of the Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle Area in November, where the two leaders reached a consensus on asking for France’s support in drawing border maps serving the demarcation and marker planting works between the two nations. 

Meanwhile, the Fresh News website, which has the largest number of visits in Cambodia, said PM Hun Sen and his entourage received warm welcome from the Vietnamese side. 

The site quoted Minister Sry Thamrong – the Assistant to PM Hun Sen, saying that the two sides will sign agreements on the transfer of prisoners and mutual criminal legal assistance, and a cooperation agreement between the Cambodian Ministry of Cults and Religion and the Government's Committee for Ethnic Affairs of Vietnam. 

Fresh News added that during his stay, PM Hun Sen will pay tribute to Cambodian revolutionary martyrs who laid down their lives during Cambodia’s national movement to liberate their country from the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime and rested in the southern province of Dong Nai, and attend the 38th founding anniversary of the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation (KUFNS or Salvation Front).-VNA