President Tran Dai Quang (L) and Senate President Say Chhum (Source: VNA)
Phnom Penh (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang met leaders of Cambodian legislature and government in Phnom Penh on June 15, assuring them that the Vietnamese Party, State and people always do their best to foster the neighbourly friendship, solidarity and all-around cooperation with Cambodia.

Senate President Say Chhum and National Assembly Chairman Heng Samrin said the Cambodian people will never forget the sacrifices made by Vietnamese voluntary soldiers to save Cambodia from the genocidal regime and win the historic victory on January 7, 1979.

They expressed their firm belief that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Vietnam will reap more achievements during the process of industrialisation and modernisation.

NA Chairman Heng Samrin spoke highly of close cooperation between the legislative bodies of Cambodia and Vietnam on bilateral and multilateral channels, particularly at regional and global inter-parliamentary forums.

President Quang stressed that the two countries need to further tighten solidarity and friendship to meet the expectations of the two peoples amid complicated developments in the region and the world at present.

In such a spirit, both sides agreed to hold activities celebrating the 50 th anniversary of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties (June 24, 2017), considering it a chance to raise awareness of the two countries’ younger generations about the tradition of friendship, cooperation and mutual support between the two nations.

In the meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Vietnamese President expressed his belief that the Cambodian People’s Party and the government led by Hun Sen will continue taking the country on the way toward prosperity in the coming years.

He thanked his host for directing support for Vietnamese nationals living in Cambodia over the past years, adding that he hopes the Hun Sen government will deal with difficulties faced by them, especially those regarding legal position, to help them settle down in the host country.

Host and guest committed to fully realising commitments to contribute to peace, stability and development in the region and the world, facilitating high-level visits and people-to-people exchange.

They agreed to direct their ministries and agencies to work closely together to fine-tune relevant mechanisms and agreements to push forward trade, investment, economic connectivity, education-training, and tourism.

The two sides also vowed to consider measures to raise bilateral trade to 5 billion USD, including the signing of an agreement on double taxation avoidance and building of a programme to connect the two economies, especially cross-border economic development.

Discussing regional and global issues of shared concern, the two sides pledged to continue coordinating at multilateral forums to which they are members, speeding up the peaceful settlement of regional and global disputes, and working with each other and with other Mekong River Commission members to ensure the sustainable management and use of water resources in the Mekong River.

In the evening, King Norodom Sihamoni hosted a State banquet in honour of the President and his entourage.-VNA