Lieutenant General Mai Quang Phan, Deputy Director of the Vietnam People’s Army General Department of Politics, received Lieutenant General Khieu Saphat, Deputy Director of the Personnel Department of the Cambodian Ministry of National Defence in Hanoi on June 24.

The host stressed that hostile and reactionary forces are seeking to undermine the Vietnam-Cambodia-Laos traditional friendship, adding that he hopes armies and peoples of the three countries will continue stranding side-by-side to shatter the scheme.

Phan thanked the Cambodian side for raising its voice in protest against China’s illegal placement of its Haiyang Shiyou-981 inside Vietnam’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone. He also called on Cambodian leaders to continue supporting Vietnam in the issue in the coming time.

For his part, Khieu Saphat expressed his support for Vietnam in objecting China’s unlawful actions in the East Sea.-VNA