Touch Sarom (C), Cambodian Secretary of State at the Ministry of Cults and Religions, presents a gift to a representative of Soc Trang province (Source:

Soc Trang (VNA)
– Cambodian Secretary of State at the Ministry of Cults and Religions Touch Sarom led a delegation to visit the southern province of Soc Trang on December 17.

During a meeting with the delegation, Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Lam Van Man briefed the guests on the locality’s recent remarkable achievements in ethnic and religious affairs.

Over 30 percent of Soc Trang’s population is Khmer ethnics, who share many similarities in culture, belief and religion with Cambodians, he noted.

Soc Trang has been implementing many policies to promote socio-economic development in ethnic minority areas, towards improving living conditions for locals and ensuring equality and solidarity among ethnic groups and religious communities, he added.  

Man stressed that the visit of the Cambodian delegation contributed to enhancing mutual understanding and tightening solidarity between the two countries’ people, thus strengthening the traditional friendship relations and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia.

For her part, Touch Sarom said the visit is useful for the delegation, helping them learn from Soc Trang’s experience, thus serving Cambodia’s ethnic work and socio-economic development.

Previously, the Cambodian delegation visited Som Rong, Kh’ Leang and Doi pagodas in Soc Trang city.-VNA