Parliamentarians of Vietnam, Cambodia Share Experiences
|At the workshop. Photo: Vietnamnet|
A workshop to share experience between the National Assembly of Vietnam and the Cambodian parliament took place in the central city of Da Nang on December 25, VNA reported Sunday.
Vietnamese NA Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Hai, who is also president of the Vietnam-Cambodia Parliamentary Friendship Group, highlighted the fruitful development of the bilateral relations between the two countries, saying that cooperation between the Vietnamese NA and the Cambodian parliament has been well maintained within the framework of bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
The official visits to Vietnam by President of the Cambodian NA Samdech Heng Samrin last September and President of the Cambodian Senate Samdech Say Chhum last October, and the official visit to Cambodia and attendance in the 43rd ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-43) by Vietnamese NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue from November 19-22 this year have contributed to further cementing the traditional friendship and good neighbourliness with a high political trust between the two nations, and tightening the relationship between the two parties, states and their legislative bodies, Hai said.
|Vietnamese NA Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Hai speaks at the workshop. Photo: Vietnamnet|
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Chairwoman of the Cambodia - Vietnam Friendship Association Men Sam An said the cooperation between the legislatures of Cambodia and Vietnam has grown through the signing of agreements to further strengthen cooperation at all levels, and through sharing of experiences among specialised committees, and information sharing and mutual support in regional and international inter-parliamentary forums.
The Cambodian leader, who is also Minister of the NA - Senate Relations and Inspection of Cambodia, said she wishes that the two sides will promote the effective implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on strengthening cooperation among senior leaders, friendship parliamentary groups, female members of parliament (MPs), young parliamentarians, and secretaries general.
She expressed the hope that the Vietnamese NA will continue to help train human resources for the Cambodian parliament.
|Men Sam An, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister speaks at the workshop. Photo: Vietnamnet|
Participants focused on discussing and sharing experience on issues related to the role of the parliaments in socio-economic recovery and development; the role played by legislative bodies in promoting cooperation on cultural and tourism development between Vietnam and Cambodia; and Mekong River cooperation in natural disaster prevention and control, and climate change response.
Earlier, on December 24, the delegation of the Vietnamese NA and the Cambodian NA and Senate visited THACO Group in the central province of Quang Nam.
Founded in 1997, THACO has developed from an automobile trading and repair company into an industrial conglomerate operating in six industries, namely automobile, agriculture, mechanics and supporting industry, investment and construction, trade and services, and logistics.
In Cambodia, it has purchased some companies to form agricultural complexes with a view to converting poor-performing agricultural projects into large-scale, mechanised, circular, and organic ones. As of 2022, it has invested USD 717 million in 15,000ha of fruit farming.
Talking to the Vietnamese and Cambodian officials, THACO leaders said the business has joined hands with localities of Cambodia in fighting Covid-19 and providing assistance for Vietnamese people in the country. Besides, it has also helped build roads and technical infrastructure, ensure social security, and develop education in the localities accommodating its projects.
Men Sam An, who is also Chairwoman of the Cambodia - Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians' Group, applauded THACO’s investment projects in her country which have helped develop modern and large-scale agriculture as well as infrastructure in Cambodia.
She stated that Cambodia always welcomes and creates favourable conditions for Vietnamese firms, including THACO, to operate and expand investment to more fields so as to help strengthen the countries’ all-round cooperation.
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