Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN 2018) in Hanoi on September 13.

During the meeting, the Vietnamese Government leader again warmly congratulated the victory of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) during the election of the sixth National Assembly on July 29.

He stressed that the victory highlights the belief of Cambodian people in the country’s fate led by the CPP and that it will motivate the new government to continue implementing policies towards building a peaceful, stable and prosperous nation.

PM Phuc affirmed that Vietnam’s leaders and people sincerely wish that the Cambodian people will continue to achieve great milestones, contributing to raising the country’s role and position in the region and across the world.

For his part, PM Hun Sen warmly congratulated Vietnam on the success of the WEF ASEAN 2018, and expressed his appreciation of Vietnam’s great achievements in national defence and construction. He stressed that the strong growth of Vietnam’s economy in the recent past has created a spillover effect, contributing to promoting Cambodia’s development as well.

The two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation, especially in the field of economy and trade, while stressing the necessity to sign the Vietnam-Cambodia border trade agreement as soon as possible.

They applauded efforts made by both sides in implementing the border demarcation and marker planting, and agreed to direct the Joint Committee for Land Border Demarcation and Marker Planting to increase meetings in order to solve difficulties, towards an early completion of this important work.

PM Phuc highlighted that the two countries’ authorities have made great efforts in licensing legal documents to Vietnamese Cambodians, proposing that the Cambodian side apply flexibly relevant regulations to practically support Vietnamese Cambodians and thus helping them live stably in Cambodia.

The leaders unanimously agreed to closely coordinate in organising activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cambodia’s victory over the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime (January 7, 1979-2019), aiming to raise awareness of the two countries’ people of the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia combatant solidarity and the significance of this historical event.

PM Phuc took the occasion to invite his Cambodian counterpart and spouse to pay an official visit to Vietnam. Cambodian PM Hun Sen thanked and happily accepted. –VNA