NA Chairwoman Ngan hosts Cambodian counterpart

Saturday, 2020-08-15 18:21:12
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Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) receives her Cambodian counterpart Samdech Heng Samrin. (Photo: VOV)
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NDO – The Party, State, National Assembly (NA) and people of Vietnam will exert the utmost effort to join their Cambodian counterparts to preserve and foster the fine neighbourliness, traditional friendship, and comprehensive, sustainable and long-term cooperation between the two countries, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said.

The top legislator made the remark during a reception in Hanoi on August 15 for President of the Cambodian NA Samdech Heng Samrin and a high-ranking Cambodian delegation on the occasion of their trip to Vietnam for the national mourning of former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu.

She expressed deep thanks to the senior Cambodian leader for having sent a message of condolence and directly attending the memorial service for the late Party chief of Vietnam, hailing the noble move as evidence of the close bond, solidarity and traditional friendship between the two countries’ Parties, States and people.

The host lauded Cambodia’s efforts in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting that the two countries continue working closely and promptly inform each other on disease prevention and control guidelines and measures, especially in border provinces, while strengthening health quarantine coordination to prevent the spread of the pandemic and maintain bilateral border trade activities.

NA Chairwoman Ngan voiced her wish that the two legislatures foster closer coordination to help the two countries’ Governments soon complete all remaining affairs related to the work of border demarcation and landmarker planting.

She thanked and highly lauded Cambodia for its active contributions to Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020 and to the overall success of the 36th ASEAN Summit, asking the country to continue backing ASEAN’s common stance and supporting Vietnam in its responsibilities as Chair of ASEAN, Chair of the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) in 2020 and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 term.

Vietnam pledges to continue supporting and working closely to help Cambodia successfully organise the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM 13) next year, the top legislator stated.

For his part, President of the Cambodian NA Heng Samrin extended his deepest condolences to the Vietnamese Party and State leaders, the Vietnamese people and relatives of former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu, hailing the late leader as a good friend of Cambodia who regularly pushed for the enhancement of relations between the two countries.

The guest applauded the traditional friendly relations and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries and their peoples, pledging continuous efforts to sustainably develop Vietnam-Cambodia ties for the benefit of both countries’ peoples and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

He congratulated Vietnam on having successfully organised the 36th ASEAN Summit in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and voiced his belief that the Vietnamese NA will also successfully organise the AIPA 41.

The Cambodian NA is willing to support and cooperate with the Vietnamese legislature to contribute to the success of the event, he affirmed.

On the occasion, President of the Cambodian NA Heng Samrin thanked Vietnam for financing the construction of an office building for the Secretariat and agencies of the Cambodian NA, stating that the Cambodian side pledges to manage and use the funding in a transparent manner as well as ensuring the quality of the facility.