A ceremony marking the debut of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association of Kampong Chhnang province took place in the Cambodian province on April 9.

Cambodia ’s permanent Deputy Prime Minister Men Som On attended the event as Chairwoman of the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Association.

Addressing the ceremony, Men Som On stressed the special solidarity between Vietnam and Cambodia , saying that Cambodian people always remember Vietnamese volunteer soldiers’ timely and effective assistance to their country during the national liberation against the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime in the past as well as the current national construction and development.

The Vietnam-Cambodia friendship and solidarity is an invaluable asset that needs to be fostered and consolidated day by day, she said.

The debut of the association is a vivid evidence for efforts to protect and develop the special relationship between the two nations, she noted.

At the ceremony , Men Som On granted a decision to establish the association, consisting of 19 members led by provincial governor Tuoch Marim.

On the occasion, the Deputy PM presented the Cambodian Government’s Friendship Order to some Vietnamese provincial leaders who have made great contributions to the two countries’ relationship and Cambodia’s construction and development.-VNA