The Deputy Head of the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People’s Army, Lt. Gen. Nguyen Trong Nghia, hosted a reception in Hanoi on October 18 for a performance group from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces.

Nghia extended a warm welcome to the Cambodian artists, saying that the troupe’s tour of Vietnam will not only popularise Cambodia’s cultural features to Vietnamese people and soldiers, but also help consolidate the time-honoured friendship and solidarity between the two armies and peoples.

The head of the art troupe, Lt. Gen. Mao Phalla, who is also Deputy Chief of Staff of the Royal Cambodian Army, expressed his gratitude to the leaders of the Vietnamese department for their reception.

He affirmed that thanks to Vietnam’s support, the art troupe has been successful in its performances, both at home and abroad, during its foundation and development processes.-VNA