The Vietnam National Assembly will make all-out efforts to preserve and develop the traditional relations between Vietnam and Cambodia, a senior legislator said.

NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong made the commitment at her reception for a delegation from the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians Group (CVFPG) in Hanoi on March 17.

The CVFPG delegation, headed by its President Men Sam On, who is also Permanent Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia , is on a visit to Vietnam at the invitation of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Parliamentarians Group (VCFPG).

Phong expressed her delight at the development of friendship and cooperation between the two countries as well as between the two legislative bodies, saying it brought practical benefits for both, especially in economy, trade, agriculture, industry and post and telecommunications.

She spoke highly of the role performed by the two parliamentarians groups and their operations while suggesting the two legislative bodies continue exchanges of visits as well as experiences, and work closely with each other at inter-parliamentary forums in the region and the world.

Phong thanked the Cambodian Parliament and people for their support to Vietnam , mentioning the 31 st ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Association (AIPA-31) that the Vietnam NA hosted as an example.

Men Sam On stressed that the close ties between Cambodia and Vietnam have assisted each country in its own cause of national construction and defence.

She affirmed that the CVFPG will continue to partner with VCFPG in bolstering the relations between the two countries and their legislative bodies.

The CVFPG will help support Vietnamese enterprises and the Vietnamese community in Cambodia , the Cambodian official said.

She congratulated Vietnam on its successful organisation of the 11 th National Party Congress and performance of the ASEAN Chair and AIPA-31 Chair in 2010 and expressed hope to learn from Vietnam’s experiences in the field for hosting the AIPA-32 successfully./.