Vietnamese Senior Party Official Visits Phnom Penh

The Cambodian leaders pledged to work together with Vietnam to preserve and promote the fine neighbourliness between the two countries while receiving a Vietnamese senior Party official in Phnom Penh on August 22.

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Vietnamese Senior Party Official Visit Phnom Penh
Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) President and Prime Minister Hun Sen and Le Hoai Trung, head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations. Photo: VNA

Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) President and Prime Minister Hun Sen, CPP Honorary President and National Assembly President Heng Samrin, and CPP Vice President and President of the Senate of Cambodia Say Chhum met with Le Hoai Trung, head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, VNA reported Monday.

His visit coincided with the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year 2022 marks the 55th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties (June 24, 1967).

Trung conveyed regards and wishes from Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and other Vietnamese leaders to the Cambodian hosts, and congratulated Cambodia on its remarkable achievements, expressing his hope that the country will successfully organise its general election in 2023.

Vietnam always attaches importance to solidarity, cooperation and mutual support between the two Parties and countries, viewing it as an objective rule and a leading factor to stability and development in each nation, he noted.

The official emphasised the Vietnamese Party’s and State’s policy on enhancing bilateral ties, under which the relationship between the two Parties serves as a political orientation.

Trung suggested the Cambodian leaders further support people of Vietnamese origin in the country, and coordinate to build a shared border of peace, stability, cooperation and development.

Vietnamese Senior Party Official Visit Phnom Penh
Cambodian People’s Party Honorary President and National Assembly President Heng Samrin receives Le Hoai Trung, head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations. Photo: VNA

The host leaders congratulated the Vietnamese people on the comprehensive achievements they have made, especially in the fight against Covid-19, socio-economic recovery and development, and in raising Vietnam’s position in the international arena.

They expressed their hope that under the leadership of the CPV, led by Party General Secretary Trong, Vietnam will reap greater attainments.

The leaders also used the occasion to thank the Vietnamese Party, State and people for their solidarity and support for Cambodia through different periods, including the struggle against the genocidal regime.

Vietnamese Senior Party Official Visit Phnom Penh
Cambodian People’s Party Vice President and President of the Senate of Cambodia Say Chhum meet with Le Hoai Trung, head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations. Photo: VNA

The same day, the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations held talks with its Cambodian counterpart, during which the two sides briefed each other on the situation of each Party and country, notably Party building, and discussed cooperation orientations.

The participants also exchanged views on the regional and international situation and other issues of shared concern.

While in Cambodia, Trung is scheduled to meet with CPP Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, and head of the CPP Central Committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission Men Sam An, who is also President of the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Association, and other Cambodian Party officials.

He will also visit the Vietnamese Embassy and a number of Vietnamese enterprises in Cambodia.

Two-way trade has maintained its growth, hitting USD 6.3 billion in the first half of this year, up more than 20% year on year.

Hannah Nguyen