National Assembly Chairwoman meets Cambodian Prime Minister

Sunday, 2019-10-06 14:05:34
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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) and Cambodian PM Hun Sen (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen in Hanoi on October 5.

Hailing the significance of PM Hun Sen’s visit, the NA leader stressed that Vietnam always treasures the relations with Cambodia and pays attention to promoting the ties so as to enhance political trust, mutually-beneficial sustainable cooperation between the two countries.

NA Chairwoman Ngan congratulated the Cambodian PM over the results of his Vietnam visit, particularly the signing of a number of important documents, including two legal documents recognizing the outcome of the demarcation of and marker planting along the land border between the two countries. She said those results lay the important foundation for Vietnam and Cambodia to move forward and complete all the boundary delimitation and marker planting work, thus building a border of peace, friendship, cooperation and development between the two countries.

The top legislator said the Vietnamese NA will consider and approve the two legal documents on border delimitation and border marker planting between Vietnam and Cambodia at the coming session.

She asked PM Hun Sen to continue creating favourable conditions for the community of people of Vietnamese origin in Cambodia to have a stable life and legal status.

Highlighting the good relations between the parliaments of the two countries, Chairwoman Ngan expressed her hope that Cambodia will support and coordinate with Vietnam when the latter assumes the Chair of ASEAN and Chair of the 41st ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) in 2020.

For his part, PM Hun Sen informed his host that electricity grids and telephone lines had been installed in areas along the border of the two countries, facilitating the daily life of local residents.

He said a major issue at present is to bolster investment and trade ties between the two countries, noting that the current US$5 billion bilateral trade value is far below their potential.

The PM took the occasion to thank Vietnam for helping Cambodia train human resources, and expressed his belief that the legislative bodies of Vietnam and Cambodia will soon ratify the two documents recognising the completed 84% workload in land border demarcation and marker planting.