Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary and
State President Nguyen Phu Trong and President of the Cambodian People’s Party
(CPP) and Prime Minister Hun Sen discussed issues regarding the relations
between the two nations during their phone talks on July 9.
The top Vietnamese leader lauded the Cambodian
government’s management, and the solidarity of the Cambodian people in the
fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and in socio-economic development.
He thanked Cambodia for its close coordination with
Vietnam within the bilateral framework as well as the ASEAN cooperation
framework, and suggested the two countries tighten their cooperation in the
pandemic combat, while maintaining border trade.
As for the issue relating to people of Vietnamese origin in Cambodia,
the Party and State leader expressed his hope that Cambodia will continue to
create favourable conditions for them to stabilise their lives in the country,
thus contributing to the development of Cambodia and enhancing the bilateral
For his part, Hun Sen congratulated Vietnam on successfully
organising the 36th ASEAN Summit in the form of a teleconference,
saying Cambodia will actively support Vietnam’s ASEAN and AIPA 41 Chairmanship
in 2020 and non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council for
The Cambodian leader said he believes that under the
leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Vietnamese people will reap new,
greater achievements in the renewal process, and successfully organise the 13th National Party Congress.
Praising Vietnam’s efforts and successes in the fight
against COVID-19, he thanked Vietnam for sharing its experience with and supporting
Cambodia in this sphere.
Cambodia will continue to create conditions for people of Vietnamese origin to settle in the country, he pledged.
Both leaders spoke highly of the intensive and extensive development of the cooperation between
the two Parties and the two countries
across areas, bringing practical interests to people of the countries.
They agreed to continue joining hands in implementing
joint statements and agreements, along with preparing for the 18th meeting of the Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Committee, and the 11th meeting on cooperation
and development between border provinces of
Vietnam and Cambodia when possible.
The leaders also consented to take specific measures
to remove difficulties to boost economic ties sustainably.
They shared the view on the historical significance of
the signing of two documents recognising the achievements of land border demarcation and
marker planting, and concurred to push ahead with necessary procedures to put
the documents into place.
The two sides will also continue negotiations to deal
with the remaining border work, thus building a common border line of peace, stability,
cooperation and development.
They will closely and effectively coordinate and
support each other in regional and international issues, especially within the
ASEAN cooperation framework and ASEAN-led mechanisms, the UN, the WTO, the ASEM
and Mekong Sub-region cooperation mechanisms./.