HCM City congratulates Cambodia on 68th Independence Day hinh anh 1(Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Foreign Affairs Tran Phuoc Anh, on behalf of the city's leaders, on November 4 came to the Consulate General of Cambodia in the city to present flowers and extend congratulations on the occasion of the country’s 68th Independence Day (November 9).

He rejoiced at the flourishing relations across many fields between Vietnam and Cambodia at large, and HCM City and Cambodian localities in particular.

Despite the complicated developments of COVID-19 in the recent past, Vietnam and Cambodia effectively rolled out cooperation activities such as exchanges of high-ranking delegations, experience sharing, and support each other in COVID-19 prevention and control, the official stated.

Anh affirmed that HCM City stands ready to work with the Consulate General of Cambodia to enhance cooperation with Cambodian localities, including a cooperation programme with Phnom Penh capital in the exchange of high-ranking delegations, economic collaboration and people-to-people diplomacy.

Of note, the city is willing to join hands with the Cambodian side in holding events marking the 55th founding anniversary of the Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties next year, he added.

Cambodian Consul General in HCM City Sok Dareth highlighted the special relations between Vietnam and Cambodia and effective assistance of the Party, Government and voluntary soldiers of Vietnam to help the people and country of Cambodia escape from the genocidal regime.

He underlined that progress and achievements of Cambodia are inseparable with the two countries’ cooperation and mutual support.

The traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the countries should be consolidated to benefit people of Vietnam and Cambodia, he said.

At present, education for the young generation needs due attention so that they fully understand the meaning and importance of the countries’ special relations.

Dareth pledged that the Consulate General of Cambodia is set to exert efforts to strengthen the country’s friendship with Vietnam and HCM City, hoping that the city will step up the implementation of cooperation programmes, particularly those marking the anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2022.

On the same day, a delegation of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in HCM City led by its President To Thi Bich Chau visited the Cambodian Consulate General to extend congratulations on the country’s Independence Day./.