The working session between the two friendship associations (Photo: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodia-Vietnam relations are developing practically while the friendship and solidarity are preserved and consolidated in any circumstance, said a Cambodian official.

Chairwoman of the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Association (CVFA) Men Sam An made the statement at a working session with a delegation of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association (VCFA), led by its Chairman Vu Mao, in Phnom Penh on August 28.

Men Sam An, who is also Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection, stressed that the working session between the two friendship associations will contribute to reinforcing and tightening mutual understanding between the two nations.

While lauding the ‘friendship seeds cultivation’ programme initiated by the VCFA, she pledged to join hands with the CVFA and the VCFA in boosting friendship relations between Cambodia and Vietnam.

Men Sam An also expressed her profound gratitude to Vietnamese volunteer soldiers for their assistance to Cambodia during its struggle to overthrow the Pol Pot genocidal regime, laying a foundation for Cambodia’s peace and development nowadays.

Chairman Vu Mao of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association (L) and Chairwoman of the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Association Men Sam An (Photo: VNA)

For his part, Mao congratulated Cambodia on its successful organization of the 6th National Assembly election, saying that the victory of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) will help the country to enhance its positions in the region and the world, and facilitate the operations of the two friendship associations.

He affirmed that the VCFA will continue working with the CVFA to realise major goals and policies set by the two governments, thus consolidating the friendship and solidarity, and building a border of peace, stability and development.

As scheduled, on August 29 and 30, the Vietnamese delegation will attend ceremonies mark the debut of the Khmer-Vietnamese Association in Cambodia and Vietnam’s National Day (September 2).-VNA