Cambodian Senate President Pledges to Facilitate Cooperation Between Friendship Associations
|President of the Cambodian Senate Samdech Say Chhum (right) meets with President of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association Nguyen Thi Thanh. Photo: VNT|
President of the Cambodian Senate Samdech Say Chhum met with President of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association Nguyen Thi Thanh in Hanoi on October 25, VNA reported.
President of the Cambodian Senate Samdech Say Chhum and a Cambodian high-ranking delegation is conducting a three-day official visit to Vietnam from October 24-26 at the invitation of National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.
Samdech Say Chhum said his visit aims to consolidate cooperation between the Vietnamese National Assembly and the Cambodian National Assembly and Senate, and celebrate the 55th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties (June 24) and the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year.
He conveyed wishes and regards of President of the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Association Men Sam An to the President and members of the Vietnamese association.
The Cambodian Senate leader pledged to facilitate cooperation between the two associations, contributing to consolidating the relations between Vietnam and Cambodia.
For her part, Thanh said her association is deeply aware that the legacy created by generations of the two countries’ leaders is priceless, and the two associations should continue to preserve and promote it.
|President of the Cambodian Senate Samdech Say Chhum (right) meets with President of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association Nguyen Thi Thanh. Photo: VNA|
Since its establishment, the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association has always adhered to the guidelines and policies of the Party and the Government, promoted people-to-people diplomacy activities with Cambodia and paid special attention to information work, promoting people of all classes, especially the young generation, the Vietnamese community living in Cambodia upholds the sense of responsibility to preserve, protect and strengthen the traditional solidarity and friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia.
Regarding the cooperation relationship between the two Associations, in recent years, despite the complicated situation of Covid-19, the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association still maintains regular contact with the Cambodia - Vietnam Friendship Association in many forms; promptly notify each other about the situation of each party and each country; jointly share information and experiences in the association's work and coordinate well to organise many activities of profound significance, contributing to promoting friendly exchanges and people-to-people cooperation between the two countries.
|Two sides delegates pose for group photo. Photo: VNT|
The two associations signed a cooperation agreement for 2022-2027 last August, she said, noting that the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) and the two associations will organize the fifth Vietnamese-Cambodian people’s cooperation and friendship meeting in two provinces of Binh Phuoc and Dak Nong and review the 10-year implementation of the program supporting Cambodian students in Vietnam in the time ahead.
Thanh hoped that the Cambodian Senate leader would continue to pay attention to directing and creating favorable conditions for the two friendship associations of the two countries to coordinate in organizing activities and effectively implementing the cooperation agreement signed in order to contribute to enhancing understanding, attachment, and trust between the peoples of the two countries, especially the people in the border areas and the young generation.
She also proposed a mechanism to promote exchanges and exchange of delegations at all levels to further enhance the solidarity, friendship and cooperation of the two countries.
The same day, Samdech Say Chhum had a working session with President of the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) Ha Thi Nga who proposed the Cambodian leader continue his support for cooperation and exchange between female parliamentarians and leaders of the two countries, and between the two women’s associations as well as initiatives on women’s development, especially in border areas.
The VWU stands ready to welcome Cambodian female parliamentarians and leaders to visit Vietnam and exchange experience in issues of shared concern, she said.
Samdech Say Chhum stressed that the Cambodian Senate always supports and encourages the Cambodian Government to implement documents and agreements reached by the two countries.
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