National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (right) hosts Cambodian Ambassador Chay Navuth. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Vietnam always attaches importance and gives high priority to consolidating and
enhancing the “fine neighbourliness, traditional friendship, and comprehensive,
sustainable and long-term cooperation” with Cambodia, National Assembly
Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue affirmed on May 14.
During a reception for
Cambodian Ambassador Chay Navuth, Hue said despite COVID-19, leaders of Vietnam
and Cambodia have maintained regular exchanges and bilateral cooperation
The chief legislator
highlighted the positive growth of the two-way trade that hit 3.89 billion USD
in the first four months of this year, up 122 percent year-on-year.
achievements Cambodia has recorded over the past time, as well as the Cambodian
government’s strong efforts and measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Vietnamese leaders
and people always keep a close watch on the pandemic situation in Cambodia, Hue
said, expressing his hope that Vietnam’s support will contribute to the
pandemic combat in the neighbouring country.
He used the occasion
to thank Cambodia for its attention to the Vietnamese community in the country
amidst the pandemic, including the vaccination towards Vietnamese students and Vietnamese
Vietnam also plans to
give COVID-19 vaccine shots to Cambodian students and citizens, he told the
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue hosts Cambodian Ambassador Chay Navuth. (Photo: VNA)
Hue also spoke highly
of the fruitful cooperation between the Vietnamese National Assembly and the
Cambodian National Assembly and Senate, both bilaterally and multilaterally.
Vietnam and Cambodia
have actively coordinated and assisted each other to organise multilateral
diplomatic events hosted by the respective countries, and provided mutual
support at regional and international parliamentary forums.
He thanked Cambodia
for backing Vietnam in its role as Chair of ASEAN and the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary
Assembly (AIPA) in 2020, saying Vietnam stands ready to coordinate with and
support the Cambodian NA to host the 13th Summit of the Asia-Europe
Meeting (ASEM 13) in late 2021, and fulfill its role as Chair of ASEAN and AIPA
He asked the ambassador
to convey his invitations to Cambodian NA President Heng Samrin and Senate President Say Chhum to visit Vietnam at
a suitable time.
For his part, Chay
Navuth noted his belief that with its active preparations, Vietnam will
successfully organise the elections of deputies to the 15th legislature and all-level People’s Councils for 2021-2026 on May 23.
He thanked the
Vietnamese Party, State and people for gifting a building to the Cambodian NA’s
Secretariat and committees, saying the construction is scheduled to begin in
late 2021 or early 2022.
The ambassador also
praised Vietnam’s assistance to the Cambodian legislature in personnel training
over the past time./.