Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (centre) holds phone talks with his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen on April 6 (Photo: VNA)
– Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech
Techo Hun Sen congratulated the new Prime Minister of Vietnam, Pham Minh Chinh,
over the phone on April 6.
On April 5, the Cambodian leader also sent a letter of congratulations to PM Chinh.
During the phone talks, PM Hun Sen highly valued Vietnam’s
enormous achievements in the recent past, voicing his belief that under the
leadership of PM Chinh, the Vietnamese Government and people will reap more
successes in national reform and development and unceasingly promote the
country’s role and stature in the region and the world.
Thanking his Cambodian counterpart for the congratulations, PM Chinh
affirmed the wish to work closely with PM Hun Sen so as to continue
sustainably and effectively developing the sound neighbourliness, traditional
friendship, and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries and the two
He said he believes that the Cambodian Government and
people, under the clear-sighted leadership of Hun Sen, will contain the
COVID-19 outbreak soon and obtain new achievements.
He also agreed to assign the countries’ ministers of health
to share experience in COVID-19 prevention and control.
The two PMs noted with satisfaction their countries sustaining
cooperation amid the pandemic, maintaining phone talks and teleconferences at
all levels, and effectively bringing into play bilateral cooperation
They agreed to coordinate to effectively implement the agreements
between Vietnamese and Cambodian leaders, strengthen ties in defence and
security, improve the effectiveness of borderline management, prevent the spread
of diseases, and ensure the smooth flow of goods through border gates.
Both sides also concurred in keeping close coordination at
multilateral forums and joining other member nations to maintain the solidarity
and promote the centrality of ASEAN.
PM Chinh thanked Cambodia for supporting Vietnam to successfully
serve as Chair of ASEAN in 2020, while affirming Vietnam’s support for Cambodia to
successfully organise the 7th Greater Mekong Sub-region Summit and
the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in 2021.
During the talks, the leaders exchanged the invitation to
visit each other’s nations.
PM Chinh also took this occasion to extend greetings to the
Cambodian leaders and people on their traditional New Year festival./.