National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and President of the Cambodian Senate Say Chhum on December 16 discussed a range of important issues of comprehensive cooperation between the two countries’ legislatures.
NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung (right) receives Cambodian Senate President Say Chhum in Hanoi__Photo: VNA
In the talks with Say Chhum who began a three-day official visit to Vietnam on December 15, Chairman Hung reaffirmed that Vietnam placed special importance to its cooperation and friendship with neighboring countries, including Cambodia.
The two leaders said they were delighted at the sound relations between the two lawmaking bodies, the frequent exchange of all-level visits, human resources training, experience sharing, and mutual support at regional and international forums. They agreed to increase the exchange of all-level visits and support each other at parliamentary forums.
They said the two legislatures would increase their role in supervising the implementation of reached agreements, especially the progress of border demarcation and marker planting, and strengthen cooperation in economics, trade, investment, culture, education and national defense.
The two countries would increase cooperation, share viewpoints and consult each other in international issues of mutual concern, they noted.
Chairman Hung affirmed that Vietnam would further provide the Cambodian Senate with technical assistance and support in personnel training and human resources development.
Say Chhum said he appreciated the pace of border demarcation and marker planting, saying the outcome reflected concerted efforts made by the two countries’ peoples in implementing a cooperation agreement on the land border, determinedly building a borderline of peace, stability and development.
He expressed his hope that two-way trade would reach USD 5 billion this year and soar in the following years.- (VNS/VLLF)