Permanent Delegations of Vietnam, Cambodia in New York Celebrate 55-Year Ties
The 55th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic relations was celebrated solemnly at a ceremony in New York on June 24, VNA reported Saturday.
|Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Ambassador Sovann Ke (centre) and delegates. Photo: VOV|
Speaking at the reception, Ambassador Sovann Ke, Permanent Representative of Cambodia to the UN, appreciated the good cooperation between the two countries, especially in the fields of politics, development, economics, trade, and people-to-people exchanges, as well as the close coordination between the two delegations.
The bilateral economic, trade and investment relations have also posted encouraging results. Two-way trade hit US$9.54 billion last year, up 79.1% year-on-year, and reached US$5.44 billion in the first five months of 2022, up 18.7% year-on-year.
Vietnam is running 188 valid investment projects worth US$2.8 billion in Cambodia, ranking first in the ASEAN and among the top 5 in the world in terms of investment in the country. In the first three months of 2022, over 46,000 Vietnamese tourists visited Cambodia, making Vietnam the first in terms of the number of visitors to the nation.
Collaboration in other fields such as education and training, transport, culture, health and telecoms has received due attention as well.
The two countries’ leaders have also committed to creating favourable conditions for one’s citizens living in the other’s territory, in accordance with their laws and the spirit of friendly neighbourliness.
He expressed gratitude for the heartfelt assistance from the Vietnamese people, especially Vietnamese volunteer soldiers, to help Cambodian people get rid of the Pol Pot genocidal regime.
|At the reception. Photo: VOV|
The diplomat also informed his Vietnamese counterpart Dang Hoang Giang ofpriorities and activities chaired by Cambodia as the Chairman of the ASEAN Committee in New York in 2022.
Ambassador Giang recalled the milestones in the bilateral relations, affirming that numerous many challenges and ups and downs in history, the solidarity, traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia have been consolidated and developed continuously.
He pledged to strive to preserve and promote the two countries’ shared valuable asset to deserve the contributions and sacrifices of previous generations.
The diplomat also affirmed that the Vietnamese delegation will continue to work closely with the Cambodian side to contribute to further developing the bilateral relations so as to meet the aspirations and interests of the two peoples and contribute to the common works of the UN.
A similar celebration was also held in Hanoi on June 24 with the participation of Men Sam An, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection, and Chairwoman of the Cambodia - Vietnam Friendship Association, according to VOV.
She affirmed that Vietnam's support and assistance has contributed to the development of Cambodia from a war-torn to a unified country with complete peace and development in all areas.
This anniversary is a testament to the consolidation and cultivation of the fine friendship, solidarity and cooperation between the peoples.
According to her, the basic completion of the border demarcation and border marker planting and joint efforts to maintain and build a borderline of peace, friendship, cooperation and development aim at bringing about substantive benefits for the two peoples, especially those living along the border.
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