Khmer-Vietnamese Association becomes part of Cambodia’s ministry hinh anh 1KVA President Chau Van Chi presents the association’s new stamp to its boards and chapters. (Source: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) - Cambodia’s Interior Ministry has issued a decision allowing the Khmer-Vietnamese Association in Cambodia (KVA) to register for the ministry’s list of associations.

Under the decision, the KVA will operate in accordance with Cambodia’s Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations and relevant legal documents, and the association’s charter archived at the ministry.

The charter says the KVA aims to gather Khmer people of Vietnamese origin, and Vietnamese in Cambodia together, providing them with spiritual and material support.

The association works to popularise Khmer traditions and Cambodia’s laws, and join hands with the Cambodian Government to push humanitarian work and illiteracy eradication in the country.

The KVA, based in the Cambodian’s capital city of Phnom Penh, has chapters in 25 cities and provinces of the country.

On June 16, KVA leaders held a ceremony to present the association’s new stamp to its boards and chapters.

KVA President Chau Van Chi said the association seeks no profits, says no to racial and religious discrimination and only serves the interests of its members.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh expressed his hope that with the recognition, the association will launch more useful activities, thus contributing to enhancing the traditional friendship between the two countries.-VNA