Cambodian Senate President receives Vietnamese Party official hinh anh 1Politburo member Truong Thi Mai (L) was received by President of the Cambodian Senate and Vice President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party Say Chhum (Source: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) - Truong Thi Mai, Politburo member and Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, on October 27 paid a courtesy visit to President of the Cambodian Senate and Vice President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Say Chhum who said Mai’s working visit will contribute to tightening Vietnam-Cambodia relations.

Mai, who is also Chairwoman of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation, informed Say Chhum of the outcomes of the talks between the two parties’ high-level delegations. She expressed her delight at the fine development of the solidarity, friendship and cooperation between the two parties and two countries, while appreciating collaboration results between the Vietnamese National Assembly and the Cambodian Senate.

She hoped that the Cambodian Senate will intensify cooperation and share information and experience with the Vietnamese legislature to well implement their role in building laws, supervising and making decisions on the country’s important issues, and to inspect and urge their ministries, sectors, localities and enterprises to carry out the Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Statement and signed agreements.

The official took the occasion to thank Cambodia for its assistance to Vietnamese Cambodians and Vietnamese investors in the country. She expressed her wish that Say Chhum continues directing the Senate to consider and support the adjustment and supplementation of laws and policies to step up trade and investment collaboration and create favourable conditions for Vietnamese Cambodians in the country.

Agreeing with Mai’s proposals, Say Chhum suggested both sides increase information sharing and maintain close coordination at international forums, especially within the framework of ASEAN and sub-regional cooperative mechanisms, in order to contribute to peace, stability and development in the region and the world.

He spoke highly of cooperation results between the two parties and two countries over the past time, underlining that the Cambodian people never forget the sacrifice of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers to help Cambodia regain independence and defeat the Pol Pot genocidal regime.

On the same day, Mai visited Siem Reap province. During her meeting with the province’s leaders, Mai voiced her hope that Siem Reap will maintain its close cooperation with Vietnamese cities and provinces in such fields as tourism and human resources training, and in boosting economic development and poverty reduction.-VNA