Deputy Interior Minister and head of the Vietnamese Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs Pham Dung had talks with Cambodian Minister of Cults and Religions Min Khin in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on November 11, agreeing to further their religious ties.

At the event, the two sides exchanged opinions on each country’s religious affairs, reviewed their past cooperation and mulled over measures to enhance their links.

They also put on the table amendments and supplements to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked in 2007 that will be submitted to the Governments for approval.

Under this MoU, Vietnam and Cambodia agreed to maintain their cooperation in religious management; give spiritual, material and technical assistance to each other in order to improve the two managerial bodies’ operations; foster delegation and information exchanges while joining hands to build religious ties with other countries.

During its stay until November 15, the Vietnamese delegation is scheduled to have meetings with King Norodom Sihamoni, Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng, Great Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong of the Mohanikaya sect and Supreme Patriarch Bour Kry of the Thomayut Tekanikaya sect.-VNA