A delegation from the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) is paying a working visit to Cambodia from July 24-28 to consolidate and foster cooperation between the two countries’ trade unions.

VGCL’s permanent Vice President Nguyen Hoa Binh held talks in Phnom Penh on July 26 with Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Ith Samheng, and Secretary of State at the Labour Ministry Oum Mean.

At the meetings, Ith Samheng and Oum Mean spoke highly of the delegation’s visit, describing it as an evidence for the two trade unions’ effective cooperation and as one of the activities to mark the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Year 2012 and 45th anniversary of the establishment of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

They expressed thanks to the whole-hearted help of the Vietnamese Government, political and social organisations and people in the past and at present, saying that they hoped the VGCL will continue speeding up cooperative activities to support Cambodia ’s trade unions, especially in human resources training.

Binh affirmed that the VGCL is always willing to strengthen cooperation with the Cambodian trade union for the development of the two agencies and the protection of legal rights and interests of labourers, contributing to each country’s socio-economic development.

Ealier, on July 25 the Vietnamese guests met with the delegation from the National Union Alliance Chamber of Cambodia (NACC) and Cambodia Council of National Union (CCNU) led by Som Aun, NACC President cum CCNU President.

The two sides affirmed to further promote ties between trade unions in the spirit of friendship and solidarity, continue exchanging information and experience, and support each other at regional and international forums.

They also pledged to try their best to implement effectively the Memorandum of Understanding which the VGCL and NACC signed in April 2011, with the focus on human resources training.-VNA