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Vietnam, Cambodia trade unions foster connections

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A delegation from the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) led by Vice President Nguyen Thi Thu Hong paid a working visit to Cambodia from March 30 to April 4 to seek strengthened partnership between the two trade unions.

During the visit, the delegation met with their counterparts from the National Union Alliance Chambers of Cambodia (NACC) and the Cambodian Council of National Union (CCNU).

Both sides briefed one another on their respective current political and socio-economic context, expressing delight at the outcomes of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in 2010 between the VGCL and the NACC as well as the sound relationship between trade unions of both countries in recent years.

They agreed to continue implementing the MoU while working to form trade unions among Vietnamese rubber companies in Cambodia.

They will encourage Vietnamese and Cambodian localities along the shared border to strengthen relations and foster cultural and sports exchanges.

They proposed the Cambodian Government and the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) create favourable conditions, especially regarding land use, for the VGCL to build a training centre supporting the NACC as soon as possible.

On March 31, the delegation met with Cambodian Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Samheng who lauded the role of trade unions in maintaining social order and fuelling national development.

He pledged to support the NACC and CCNU in boosting ties with the VGCL, suggesting the Vietnamese union continue assisting the NACC and CCNU in personnel training by providing long- and short-term courses for Cambodian officials at VGCL training facilities.

During their stay, the delegation also sat down with Say Chhum, Head of the Permanent Committee of the CPP Central Committee and First Deputy Speaker of the Cambodian Senate. He praised the visit as a contribution to strengthening the friendship, cooperation and solidarity between the two Parties, Governments, peoples and trade unions.

He said the Cambodian people are ever-mindful of the great assistance and sacrifice given by the Vietnamese Party, people and army to Cambodia. He affirmed the CPP backs the partnership between the two trade unions.

Before leaving Cambodia, the delegation also visited Ba Ria, Phuoc Hoa and Tan Bien rubber companies in Kampong Thom province.-VNA
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