Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung on Sept. 17 met with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh as part of his current friendship official visit to Cambodia.
Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni (R) receives Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung in Cambodia’s Phnom Penh on September 17, 2011 (Photo: Vietnam News Agency)
Meeting with King Norodom Sihamoni, NA Chairman Hung stressed that the Vietnamese Party, State, National Assembly and people attach special importance to relations with Cambodia and will do their best to constantly develop bilateral ties following the motto “Good neighbors, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and lasting sustainability”, which was agreed by the two countries’ leaders.
Chairman Hung conveyed best regards from Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to King Norodom Sihamoni, former King Norodom Sihanouk and the Queen Mother.
King Norodom Sihamoni expressed his admiration at Vietnam’s great achievements in the recent past and thanked the Vietnamese government and people for their precious support and assistance to the Cambodian people.
The Cambodian King expressed his wish that friendship and cooperation between the two countries will be further developed for the prosperity of the two nations.
At his meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen, NA Chairman Hung said in his talks with National Assembly President Heng Samrin, the two sides have agreed to further boost friendship and cooperation between the two legislative bodies and coordinate to actively support their governments in national construction and defence in each country.
PM Hun Sen expressed his pleasure at the fine development of friendship between the two States and nations.
He highly appreciated Vietnam’s investment projects in Cambodia, many of them have been put into operation in the fields of information technology, telecom, mining, aviation, banking and insurance services, contributing to Cambodia’s socio-economic development, as well as boosting friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
The Cambodian PM pledged to continue creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese investors in Cambodia and take measures to help overseas Vietnamese to continue to stabilize their lives and production.
The same day, Chairman Hung visited the offices of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) and the Vietnam Rubber Group in Cambodia. He also met with representatives of the Vietnamese community in Phnom Penh.
He expressed his joy at the increasing number of Vietnamese investment projects in Cambodia. About 700 enterprises are investing in many key industries, contributing to developing the local economy, generating jobs and assisting overseas Vietnamese.