Cambodian NA leader Warmly Welcomed in Vietnam

Cambodian National Assembly chairman Heng Samrin (2nd L) and his wife Saoty Heng Samrin (1st R) are greeted by his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Phu Trong (3rd L)  (Photo: AFP)

A solemn ceremony to welcome Cambodian National Assembly President Samdec Heng Samrin was held at the Ba Dinh Hall in Ha Noi in the morning of July 7.

Present at the ceremony were Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong and a number of senior officials of the National Assembly.

NA Chairman Trong stressed that the Cambodian NA President's visit took place at the time when relations between the two countries have developed to a new height. He said the visit would contribute to further boost the bilateral solidarity and traditional friendship.

Heng Samrin expressed his belief that the current visit would help bolster Cambodia-Viet Nam relations.

After the welcoming ceremony, NA Chairman Trong held talks with his Cambodian counterpart.

The visit is made at the invitation of Chairman of the Vietnam's National Assembly, Nguyen Phu Trong.The Cambodian NA President and his entourage were greeted the Noi Bai International Airport by Deputy National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phuc Thanh and many other senior NA officials.

The Vietnam-Cambodia bilateral ties, set up in June 1967, have developed in line with the principles mentioned by the Vietnam-Cambodia joint communiques issued on Jan. 25, 1992 and in 1995.

Vietnam and Cambodia defined orientations for bilateral co-operation in the 21st century as "good neighbourliness, traditional solidarity and friendship and long-term stability." during the visit to Cambodia in June 1999 by General Secretary Le Kha Phieu of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

(Sources: VNA, ND)

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