The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations and the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association co-organised a meeting in Hanoi on November 6 to celebrate the 60 th anniversary of Cambodia’s National Day (November 11).

Speaking at the event, the association’s President Vu Mao praised the socio-economic achievements gained by the Cambodian people over the past time.

He stressed that Vietnam and Cambodia enjoy a time-honoured friendship and cooperation, which is further enhanced by regular visits and meetings recently by their high-ranking officials.

Over the past years, two-way trade has enjoyed an incessant increase, reaching 3.3 billion USD in 2012, a year-on-year increase of 18 percent, Mao said, adding that Vietnam now ranks second among 140 countries and territories trading with Cambodia.

Besides, the two countries have also paid attention to boosting cooperation in the fields of education-training, energy, healthcare and transport, he added.

Cambodian Ambassador Hul Phanny recalled the history of the struggle for national independence of the three Indochinese countries of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, as well as Vietnam’s support for Cambodia to overthrow the Pol Pot genocidal regime and its national construction and development.-VNA