Cultivating Vietnam-Cambodia friendship
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has underlined the role of people-to-people diplomacy in cultivating and developing the Vietnam-Cambodia solidarity, friendship, and cooperation.
On July 21, the Party chief met a delegation of the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Association led by its Chairwoman Men Som On in Phnom Penh. He expressed his hope that the friendship associations of both countries will boost coordination to organize practical activities for each country’s prosperity.
He attributed the robust growth of Vietnam – Cambodia relations over the past five decades to efforts made by the two countries’ localities and agencies at different levels, including the association.
Men Som On who is also Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia said the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Association has disseminated information on the relationship between the two countries and encouraged people to contribute to developing bilateral ties.
She detailed her association’s activities, including the arrangement of exchanges between Vietnamese and Cambodian former experts and soldiers who once fought for Cambodia’s freedom as well as events to boost cooperation and friendship between border provinces.
Men Som On expressed her gratitude for Vietnam’s great assistance for Cambodia during its national protection and development cause
During his visit to the Vietnam Embassy in Phonom Penh, the Party leader told Embassy staff and representatives of Vietnamese community that he received a warm welcome from the host country, adding that his current visit to Cambodia will be successful./.