National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong reiterated Vietnam’s respect for ties with Cambodia while meeting a delegation of the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendly Parliamentarian Group in Hanoi on March 18.

Trong, who doubles as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), told the Cambodian guests led by the Group’s chief, Men Xom On, that Vietnam, now as before, has always attached importance to “solidarity, traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia, in the interest of the two nations, for peace, stability and development in the region and the world as a whole”.

“The Vietnamese Party, State and people have always felt gratitude and highly valued support and assistance from the Party, State and people of Cambodia to the past struggle for national independence and unification as well as national construction at present,” emphasised Trong.

For her part, Men Xom On, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Cambodian People’s Party Central Committee and Permanent Deputy Prime Minister, expressed admiration at the great achievements recorded by Vietnam in the renewal process and national development.

She also thanked Vietnam for its “valuable, sincere and effective” assistance to Cambodia’s past struggle for national salvation and revival in the past and during the current national development.

The Cambodian head delegate congratulated CPV for its recent successful Congress and Trong for his new position as CPV General Secretary./.