Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said he is pleased with the development of Vietnam-Cambodia relationship and affirmed that Vietnam gives top priority to strengthening the traditional friendship and cooperation with Cambodia.

In receiving President of the Cambodian National Assembly Heng Samrin in Hanoi on July 22, the Party leader warmly congratulated Cambodia for its recent development. He expressed his belief that the country will continue to obtain still greater achievements under the leadership of King Norodom Sihamoni, the Cambodian National Assembly, Senate and Government led by the Cambodian People’s Party.

He also wished Cambodia success in organising the National Assembly election, scheduled for 2013.

General Secretary Trong highly appreciated the results of cooperation between the National Assemblies of the two countries, saying that they contributed to deepening the traditional solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia.

For his part, NA President Heng Samrin highly valued the two countries’ relationship in recent years and expressed his deep gratitude to Vietnam for its valuable, timely and effective assistance to Cambodia in its national liberation, helping the Cambodian people escape from the genocidal regime, as well as in Cambodia ’s cause of national reconciliation, reconstruction and defence.

He reaffirmed that Vietnam’s great help will be remembered forever in the national history of Cambodia, pledging that the CPP, State, National Assembly and people of Cambodian will do their best to foster the Cambodia-Vietnam traditional friendship and develop it to a new height.-VNA