National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung received the President of the Cambodian National Assembly Heng Samrin in Hanoi on March 27 on the occasion of the latter’s visit to Vietnam to attend the 132nd Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132).

The Vietnamese top legislator expressed his belief that the guest’s attendance will make active contributions to the success of the assembly, held in Hanoi from March 28 to April 1.

He congratulated the Cambodian people on their achievements and said he believes Cambodia will continue to reap fruits in socio-economic construction and development under the leadership of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni as well as the country’s Government and Parliament.

He noted that the cooperation between the two countries is growing across politics, diplomacy, economics, culture, society, science and technology, and all-level delegation exchanges have been maintained.

For his part, Heng Samrin – who is also Chairman of the Solidarity Front for the Development of Cambodia – congratulated Vietnam on hosting the IPU-132 Assembly and spoke highly of the country’s preparations for this important event.

The Cambodian Parliament fully supports the topics raised by the IPU-132 organising board and believes these themes will receive high levels of consensus from the IPU member countries.

The two sides expressed their wish to implement cooperation agreements between the two parliaments, especially in maintaining delegation exchanges, sharing experience in law-making and jointly supervising cooperation programmes between the two governments to nurture neighbourliness, friendship and sustainable and comprehensive cooperation between Cambodia and Vietnam.-VNA