National Assembly Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son has expressed the belief that placement of markers along the Vietnam-Cambodia border will be completed as scheduled, to turn the two countries’ border into the border of friendship and cooperation.

NA Vice Chairman Son made the statement at a reception given by Cambodian NA Chairman Heng Samrin in Phnom Penh on March 30.

Son, who is on an official visit to Cambodia and attend the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) General Assembly from March 29-April 3, said he hopes Vietnam will receive further assistance from the Cambodian NA, government, army and people to repatriate the remains of Vietnamese soldiers and experts, who laid down their lives in Cambodia.

Chairman Heng Samrin hailed the Vietnamese NA delegation’s visit, saying that the visit will help elevate the traditional friendship and solidarity between the two peoples.

He expressed his thanks to the Vietnamese Party, Government and people for their valuable and effective assistance to help Cambodia escape from the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime and achieve the current development level.

During the six-day visit, NA Vice Chairman Son held talks with his Cambodian counterpart Nguon Nhel and held working sessions with Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Relations with the National Assembly, Senate and Inspection Men Som Ol.

He also paid a courtesy visit to First Vice President of the Cambodian Senate Say Chhum and met with Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of National Defence, Tea Banh.-VNA