Honorary President of the Cambodian People's Party Samdech Heng Samrin and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission Truong Thi Mai (L) (Source: VNA)
 
Phnom Penh (VNA) – Vietnam will do its best to foster traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia, said Truong Thi Mai, Politburo member and Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee.

Mai, who is also head of the Party Central Committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission, made the statement during a meeting with Samdech Heng Samrin, Honorary President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and President of the Cambodian National Assembly, in Phnom Penh on October 26. 

She congratulated Heng Samrin on his election as the top legislator for the sixth tenure, expressing her belief that under the leadership of the Cambodian legislature and government, the Cambodian people will score greater achievements in the implementation of the Political Platform of the CPP and the government’s Quadrangle Development Strategy. 

She wished that the two legislatures would direct ministries, agencies and localities to seriously and effectively carry out signed joint statements and agreements.

The guest also asked the Cambodian NA to ensure legitimate interests of Vietnamese nationals in Cambodia in line with its law and international practices. 

Speaking highly of cooperation between the two countries’ legislatures, governments, ministries, agencies and localities over the past years, Heng Samrin expressed his thanks to Vietnam for providing valuable, timely and effective support for Cambodia in national liberation and development. 

He affirmed that the fine neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and everlasting ties between Vietnam and Cambodia are an invaluable asset that needs to be maintained, upheld and handed over to later generations. 

The host also vowed support for collaboration between the two mass mobilisation commissions. 

The same day, the high-level delegation of the CPV led by Truong Thi Mai held talks with its CPP counterpart headed by Deputy Prime Minister and head of the CPP’s Mass Mobilisation Commission Men Sam On. 

Both sides agreed on measures to clear obstacles in the implementation of bilateral cooperation agreements, especially in processing legal procedures for overseas Vietnamese and evacuation of Vietnamese households on Tonle Sap lake to higher grounds. 

They pledged to strengthen cooperation between the two mass mobilisation commissions via the exchange of visits to share experience in the new situation. 

Host and guest promised to step up links across economy, investment, trade, culture, education-training, and science-technology. 

On the occasion, the Vietnamese delegation laid wreaths at the monument dedicated to King Father Norodom Sihanouk and the Vietnam – Cambodia Friendship Monument in Phnom Penh.

The delegation will leave Cambodia on October 28, concluding a four-day visit. -VNA