Vice National Assembly Chairman Uong Chu Luu has affirmed the consistent policy of the Vietnamese Party, State and People to enhance the fine neighbouring relations, traditional friendship and comprehensive, long-lasting cooperation with Cambodia .

Vice NA Chairman Luu made this affirmation to visiting Chairwoman Ty Borasy of the Cambodian Senate’s Commission on Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Propaganda and Information (CFAICPI) at a reception in Hanoi on June 14.

The Vietnamese NA Office and the Cambodian Senate Secretariat have actively carried out cooperative programmes in cadre training, information technology, media and popularisation which, Luu said, were practical activities to help deepen the relationship between the two legislative bodies.

He took the occasion to propose a close collaboration between the Vietnamese NA Committee for External Relations and CFAICPI in acting as counsellors to the two countries’ leaders and assisting bilateral cooperative activities.

Both sides should consider the signing of cooperative agreements to secure legal foundations for implementing cooperative activities, to bring the relationship between the Vietnamese NA and the Cambodian Senate to a new height.

Ty Borasy congratulated Vietnam on the success of the elections of deputies to the 13th NA and People’s Councils at all levels.

She informed the host of her delegation’s working session with the Vietnamese NA Committee for Social Affairs, saying that experiences of Vietnam ’s legislative agencies would be applied in Cambodia .

The Cambodian delegation was later received by Chairwoman of the Hanoi People’s Council Ngo Thi Doan Thanh, who said Hanoi and Phnom Penh have held regular exchanges in economics, culture, education, healthcare, tourism and other fields.

However, Thanh said, the economic development cooperation between Hanoi and Phnom Penh failed to match the two countries’ traditional relationship.

The Cambodian Senator expressed her belief that the visit would help to further the relationship between the two countries and between the Vietnamese NA and Cambodian Senate./.