National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) and Cambodia’s Senate Vice President Tep Ngorn (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Cambodia’s Senate Vice President Tep Ngorn stressed the need to continue nurturing and expanding the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries in the coming time.

During a reception for Tep Ngorn in Hanoi on January 20, who is attending the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26), Ngan highlighted the development of the bilateral relations over the last five decades, which she said is the pride and a valuable asset of both nations.

The NA Chairwoman congratulated Cambodia on its achievements in national construction and development in recent years, expressing her belief that under the reign of King Norodom Sihamoni and the leadership of the Senate, National Assembly, and Government, Cambodia will reap greater achievements in the future.

The success of the communal council election in June last year will create foundation for Cambodia to successfully organise elections of the Senate and National Assembly in 2018, she noted.

For his part, Tep Ngorn praised Vietnam’s organisation of the APPF-26, adding that he appreciated the Vietnamese NA for sharing experience with Cambodia which will host APPF-27 next year.  

He also thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for their support to help Cambodia escape and revive from Pol Pot's genocidal regime.

Host and guest spoke highly of efforts made by the two countries’ authorities to complete 84 percent of the border demarcation and marker planting along their shared land border line, expressing their belief that the two sides will fulfill the remaining as soon as possible.

Ngan took the occasion to ask the Cambodian side to accelerate the settlement of legal status for Cambodians of Vietnamese origin, thus further contributing to the development of Cambodia and the traditional friendship between the two countries .-VNA