President meets with Vietnamese Cambodians hinh anh 1 President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (second, R) meets with Vietnamese Cambodians (Photo: VNA)
Phnom Penh (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a meeting with staff of the Vietnamese Embassy, and representatives of the community of Vietnamese Cambodians in Cambodia on December 22 on the occasion of his visit to the neighbouring country.

President Phuc praised the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy for their hard work, especially their participation in organizing his on-going visit to Cambodia. 

President meets with Vietnamese Cambodians hinh anh 2President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the meeting (Photo: VNA)

He urged the embassy to promote investment and business promotion activities of Vietnam in Cambodia and vice versa in order to further upgrade the bilateral trade between the two nations in the time to come. 

During the visit, many cooperation documents between the two States and businesses were signed, the President said, adding that in meetings, the two sides discussed issues related to Cambodians of Vietnamese origin and how to support them in their working, living, study, and business.

 Ambassador Nguyen Huy Tang said although still facing many difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vietnamese Cambodian community in Cambodia have made every efforts to promote economic development and improve the quality of life.  

The community's representatives said they hope the Vietnamese Party and State would ask the Cambodian government to create more favorable conditions for the community in issues related to nationality, education, training and employment; and facilitate the operation of their associations.

They also appealed for the Vietnamese Government's support in organising Vietnamese language classes, granting scholarships for children with difficult circumstances, and building schools and educational institutions to help generations of Vietnamese Cambodians improve their qualification, thus well integrating into the host country’s society.

President Phuc said the Politburo issued Conclusion No.120-KL/TW on overseas Vietnamese affairs in the new situation on August 12, 2021, which focuses on supporting OVs to gain solid legal status, develop stably and integrate into the host society.

He asked staff of the embassy to better perform their duties of taking care of OVs in Cambodia, as well as meet their legitimate aspirations.

He expressed his hope that Vietnamese Cambodians will continue to tighten solidarity and push ahead with efforts to contribute to making the relationship between the two countries and peoples stronger.

On the same day morning, the Vietnamese Government leader had a working breakfast with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen./.