Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung had a meeting on March 27 with President of the Cambodian National Assembly Heng Samrin, who is in Hanoi to attend the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU-132).

The Vietnamese government leader described the Cambodian delegation’s participation in the IPU-132 as an important contribution to the event’s success as well as the two countries’ friendship and all-faceted cooperation.

Vietnam will exert all efforts to intensify bilateral collaboration and work closer with Cambodia to ensure peace, cooperation and development in their border areas, he said, adding that he hopes the Cambodian National Assembly will support the plan connecting the two economies as built by the countries’ Governments.

On the occasion of Cambodia ’s traditional New Year festival Chol Chnam Thmay, PM Nguyen Tan Dung sent his best wishes to King Norodom Sihamoni, the Queen Mother, and the country’s leaders.

For his part, Heng Samrin voiced his delight at the development of bilateral ties while thanking Vietnam for helping Cambodia escape from the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime in the past.

The Cambodian National Assembly supports the cooperative ties between the two countries, he noted, saying he believes that their trade target of 5 billion USD within the year will be attainable.-VNA