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Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation of the Committee for Ethnic Affairs had a working session with a delegation of the Cambodian Ministry of Cults and Religions to foster cooperation in ethnic affairs in Ho Chi Minh City on October 3.

Deputy Minister-Vice Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Affairs Dinh Que Hai, who led the Vietnamese delegation, said Vietnam always creates best conditions for the sustainable development of the nation’s ethnic groups, especially ethnic minority ones.

He highlighted the Vietnam-Cambodia traditional friendship and solidarity, which have been consolidated by high-level contacts and cooperation programmes in different areas.

In ethnic affairs, the two nations have regularly conducted exchanges of high-level delegations, shared experience in developing policies on ethnic affairs, Hai added.

For his part, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Cults and Religions Sos Mousine, who led the Cambodian delegation, spoke of the strengthened relations between the Ministry and the Vietnam’s Committee, contributing to fostering and developing neighbourliness between the two countries.

During the meeting, the two sides shared their experiences in ethnic affairs and discussed measures to improve cooperation effectiveness between the two agencies. They also discussed and agreed on a number of their upcoming cooperation contents, including exchange of delegation and Vietnam’s commitment to provide support for Cambodia in human resource training in the field.

While in Vietnam from October 3-7, the Cambodian delegation will work with a number of localities.-VNA