Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang (L) and Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheat Vong (Source: vov.vn)
Phnom Penh (VNA) – Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang has highlighted his city’s desire to enhance cooperation with Phnom Penh and other Cambodian localities during his working visit to Cambodia.

HCM City wants to cooperate with other localities at home and abroad, and attaches importance to relations with Phnom Penh and Cambodia, he told Pa Socheat Vong, the capital city’s Governor, on June 1.

Pa Socheat Vong thanked the Vietnamese people for their support to help Cambodia escape from the Khmer Rouge regime as well as in national construction.

Speaking highly of HCM City’s collaboration with Phnom Penh over recent years, the host said the relationship has improved local people’s living standards.

They agreed on the need for the two localities to build cooperation mechanisms to promote regional and bilateral economic links, and encourage businesses to expand.

Earlier the same day, Thang was welcomed by CPP Vice President and Senate President Samdech Say Chhum, who expressed his delight at the fruitful relations between the CPP and the Communist Party of Vietnam.

He promised to coordinate with Cambodian agencies to continue such achievements and actualise cooperation agreements reached between the two countries.

Thang affirmed that his visit aims to tightens friendship and collaboration with Cambodian localities.

He described the long-standing relationship between Vietnam and Cambodia as a valuable treasure that need to be preserved.

While in Cambodia, Thang and his entourage are scheduled to pay a courtesy visit to Cambodian National Assembly President Samdech Heng Samrin and Deputy Prime Ministe Men Sam An.

They will also visit the Vietnamese Embassy and lay wreaths at the Independence Monument and a monument to Vietnamese soldiers in the country.-VNA