The Party, State and National Assembly of Vietnam stick steadfast to the friendship and all-around cooperation with Cambodia, said National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung at his reception for his Cambodian counterpart Heng Samrin in Hanoi on January 4.

Heng Samrin, who is also President of the National Council of the Solidarity Front for the Development of the Cambodian Motherland, and a delegation of the Cambodian National Assembly arrived in Hanoi earlier in the day for a visit at the invitation of the Vietnamese NA Chairman. The Cambodian guests will attend a ceremony to mark the 35th anniversary of the victory of the southwest border defence war and the joint victory of Vietnam and Cambodia over the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime

Chairman Hung said Heng Samrin’s visit and attendance at the ceremony demonstrate the Cambodian NA’s warm sentiment and the solidarity between the two States and nations.

Heng Samrin stressed that thanks to the great assistance by the voluntary Vietnamese soldiers, Cambodia had escaped from genocide and entered a new period of development.

Both host and guest were committed to facilitating business partnership while stepping up the implementation of the cooperation agreement between the two legislatures, especially the exchange of visits, sharing of law-making experience and joint monitoring of cooperative programmes between the two Governments.

The Cambodian Parliament backs the implementation of the agreement on border demarcation and marker planting between the two Governments, Heng Samrin said, adding that he hopes the planting of border markers will be completed early, contributing to building a border of peace and friendship, facilitating the development of the friendship and comprehensive cooperative ties between the two countries.

NA Chairman Hung invited the Cambodian legislative leaders to attend the 132 nd General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Hanoi in 2015.

On the evening the same day, the NA Chairman hosted a banquet for Heng Samrin and his entourage.-VNA