Vietnamese, Cambodian Party officials hold online talks hinh anh 1Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Vo Van Thuong (centre) at the talks (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Vo Van Thuong on November 4 held talks via videoconference with Vice President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and President of the Senate of Cambodia Say Chhum.

Thuong expressed his belief that under the sound rule of King Norodom Sihamoni and the CPP leadership, the Cambodian Government led by Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, the parliament and people will reap further achievements in their cause of national defence, construction and development.  

Congratulating Vietnam on the significant and comprehensive achievements over the past time, Say Chhum said he believes that Vietnamese people will continue to obtain more success in the future.

The two sides informed each other on the situations of their respective parties and countries and shared experience in Party building work.

Thuong spoke about the Vietnamese party's major orientations in furthering the Doi Moi (renewal) cause and laid emphasis on the unity of the Party Central Committee on intensifying Party building and rectification.

The two sides stressed that the Vietnamese and Cambodian Parties and States always value and give top priority to the two countries’ ties, considering it a strategic task in their policies for external relations.

They expressed their determination to preserve, protect, and strengthen the good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, and sustainable and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia.  

They agreed to continue to work closely in effectively implementing joint statements and cooperation agreements; organising mutual visits and online talks between their Party and State leaders; and boosting information exchange regarding Party building and socio-economic development. 

They also reached consensus on closely cooperating at multilateral forums, promoting educational campaigns to raise public awareness about the traditional Vietnam – Cambodia ties, and co-organising activities marking the 55th anniversary of the nations’ diplomatic relations next year.

Both officials pledged to enhance defence-security cooperation, build a Vietnam – Cambodia borderline of peace, friendship, stability, cooperation and development, and enhance the effectiveness of collaboration in economy, trade, investment, tourism, culture, education, and science-technology.

They also agreed to create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community in Cambodia and the Cambodian community in Vietnam. 

The officials stated in any circumstances, the two sides will do their best to preserve, protect, and nurture the ever-growing Vietnam-Cambodia relationship./.