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Vietnam always treasures multifaceted cooperation with Cambodia

12/06/2024    35

Vietnam places importance on developing good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, all-around cooperation and long-term sustainability with Cambodia, said Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at a reception in Hanoi on June 10 for Cambodian Minister of Inspection Huot Hak.

During the meeting, the Vietnamese Government leader expressed his belief that under the judicious reign of King Norodom Sihamoni, the sound policy of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) led by its President Samdech Techo Hun Sen, and the leadership of the Government with Prime Minister Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet at the helm, Cambodia will continue recording tremendous socio-economic achievements, toward the goal of becoming a upper-middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income nation by 2050.

Chinh also highlighted the Cambodian Minister's visit as a crucial step to continue concretising agreements between high-ranking leaders. He also applauded the fruitful talks between Huot Hak and Vietnamese Inspector General Doan Hong Phong, while stating that the freshly signed memorandum of cooperation on inspection is expected to enhance the sharing of information and experience in the field.

He assured the Vietnamese Government’s readiness to augment cooperation between the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam and the Cambodian Ministry of Inspection.

PM Chinh suggested both sides should continue facilitating high-level visits and meetings between leaders, improve the effectiveness of existing cooperation agreements and mechanisms, and reinforce unity and cooperation among Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Furthermore, there should be greater efforts to improve economic cooperation, towards achieving the US$20 billion two-way trade target soon, he said, citing that the figure hit close to US$4 billion during the first four months of 2024, representing a year-on-year of 16.8%.

The Vietnamese Government chief thanked Cambodia for dealing with difficulties for people of Vietnamese origin in Cambodia, enabling them to serve as a friendship bridge between the two nations, while offering optimal conditions for Vietnamese companies in the country.

PM Chinh reaffirmed the principle of not allowing hostile forces to use either country’s territory to harm the security and interests of the other. More efforts should also be stepped up to finalize the remaining 16% workload of border demarcation and marker planting, striving to build a borderline of peace, friendship, cooperation and sustainable development, he continued.

In reply, Huot Hak, agreed with PM Chinh’s suggestions on strengthening solidarity and cooperation among Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. He congratulated the Vietnamese Party, State, and people on their achievements in carrying out the resolution of the 13th National Party Congress and strategic national development goals, which have elevated Vietnam’s international position.

He pledged to further deepen the bilateral relationship alongside the agreements made by high-ranking leaders, including the outcomes of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet’s official visit to Vietnam in December last year.

Source: VOV