Vietnam asks for Cambodia’s legal help to Vietnamese Cambodians hinh anh 1Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) Vietnam wishes that Cambodia will continue making it easier in terms of legal conditions and adopting proper measures to ensure the legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese Cambodians in the country as stated by the two countries’ leaders and in compliance with Cambodian and international law.

Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang made the statement during the ministry’s regular press conference in Hanoi on October 12 while fielding a question on the Cambodian administration’s plan to re-grant legal papers to expatriates in Cambodia, including the Vietnamese.

“Vietnam and Cambodia have had the traditional sound neighbourly friendship. The Vietnamese-Cambodian community in Cambodia has made contributions to Cambodia’s development as well as fostering the tradition and friendship between the two countries,” Hang said.

“We hope that during the process of completing their legal papers, these people are helped to maintain their stable life to continue contributing their part to Cambodia’s socio-economic life, thus cementing the traditional friendship and all-faceted cooperation between the two countries,” the spokesperson said.-VNA