Viet Nam, Cambodia Make High-level Pledges on Ties

Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary Nong Duc Manh and King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia shared views to boost good neighbourliness during their talks held in Hanoi on June 25.

Party Chief Nong Duc Manh shakes hands with Cambodian King norodom Sihamoni before the talk in Ha noi on June 25, 2008

King Sihamoni, who is currently on a visit to Vietnam , said he was “proud of having a good neighbour and an honest friend like Viet Nam ”.

He thanked the Vietnamese Party, Government and people for their strong support in Cambodia ’s past struggle for national salvation and its current national construction.

“ Cambodia will continuously strengthen good neighbourliness, traditional friendship and comprehensive and lasting cooperation with Viet Nam ,” King Sihamoni said.

He concluded by conveying blessings from the former King and Queen to the Vietnamese Party leader and his wife and thanked Vietnamese leaders and people for their fine sentiments given to his parents.

In reply, General Secretary Manh warmly welcomed King Sihamoni, describing his visit as an event of primary importance that ushered in a new stage in bilateral relations as well as bringing the relationship to a new level.

He reiterated Viet Nam ’s unswerving policy to attach importance and give high priority to relations with Cambodia .

The Party leader pledged to do his utmost to boost bilateral ties on a way towards “best neighbourliness, traditional friendship and comprehensive and long-lasting cooperation”.

He also asked the Cambodian King to convey his best regards to the former King and Queen.

Source: VNA

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