Vietnam always attaches importance and gives top priority to strengthening and developing its traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia .

Hoang Binh Quan, member of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee (CPVCC) and head of the CPVCC’s Commission for External Relations, made the statement at meetings with Cambodian leaders during his three-day visit as a guest of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).

Quan paid a courtesy visit to Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, and met with CPP Chairman and Senate President Chea Sim, CPP Vice Chairman and Prime Minister Hun Sen, CPP Honorary Chairman and National Assembly Chairman Heng Samrin, and Chairman of the CPP’s Standing Committee and National Assembly Second Vice Chairman Say Chhum.

Quan informed his hosts of the situation in Vietnam after three years of implementing the 10th National Party Congress’s Resolution as well as the CPV’s decisive policies to create new, comprehensive developments in national construction and defence.

King Norodom Sihamoni and Cambodian leaders said they are delighted at progress in the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Cambodia and Vietnam .

They pledged to do their utmost to lift bilateral ties to a new height under the motto of “good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, long-term and comprehensive cooperation” as agreed upon by senior leaders of the two countries.

During the visit, Quan held talks with his Cambodian counterpart, Yos Son, to brief each other of the situation for their respective Parties and nations.

The Party officials also discussed a range of measures to beef up their bilateral relationship as well as regional and international issues of mutual concern./.