A high-ranking Cambodia delegation led by General Neang Phat, Secretary of State for the Cambodian Defence Ministry, is on a five-day visit to Vietnam from August 21 to boost defence cooperation with the Vietnamese side.

After an official welcome ceremony in Hanoi on August 22, the Cambodian delegation held talks with Sen. Lieut. Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich, Director of the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People’s Army.

At the talks, the two sides assessed the results of the implementation of their cooperation plans in 2011 and the first six months of 2012 and discussed plans for their future cooperation.

They agreed that bilateral defence cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia has seen good results, especially in the exchange of delegations, political and ideological work, and human resource training.

Over the past time, the two armies have effectively coordinated in various fields, said Neang Phat.

Sharing views with the Cambodian guest, Lich affirmed that recent bilateral defence cooperation results were clear evidence of the friendship and solidarity between the two armies.

He suggested that the two sides coordinate in organising activities to raise people’s awareness of the importance of strengthening the ties between the two countries in general and between the two armies in particular.

The two sides should continue to step up cooperation in protecting security and order in border areas in order to build a Vietnam-Cambodia border line of peace, friendship, cooperation and development, he said.

They also agreed to continue strengthening cooperation in human resource development, the exchange of delegations and the sharing of experience in political and ideological work.

On the same day, the Cambodian delegation paid a courtesy visit to Minister of National Defence General Phung Quang Thanh.-VNA