Ho Chi Minh City always respects and treasures sound relations with Cambodia’s ministries, branches and localities.
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HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City always respects and treasures the sound relations with Cambodia’s ministries, branches and localities, helping consolidate the traditional neighborly friendship between the two countries, said Standing Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem.

Hosting Senior Minister and Minister of Cults and Religion of Cambodia Him Chhem on March 13, Liem hailed the outcomes of the talks between the Government Committee for Religious Affairs and the Cambodian religion ministry.

He said that they show efforts of both sides to promote religious cooperation, making contributions to the traditional friendship and comprehensive collaboration between the two nations in general and between the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and the Cambodian Buddhism in particular.

Him Chhem, for his part, briefed the host of the talks with the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, saying that the two religious management bodies outlined orientations to foster cooperative ties in 2018 as part of efforts to consolidate solidarity and friendship between the two nations.

Expressing his impression when visiting the Cu Chi tunnel relic site, he spoke highly of Vietnamese people’s patriotism during the struggle for the national independence and reunification.

He also took the occasion to thank Vietnamese people and army for supporting Cambodia in escaping the Pol Pot genocide regime so Cambodian people can enjoy a peaceful, stable and prosperous life today.-VNA