His Majesty the King Sends Congratulatory Messages to Vietnamese Top Leaders on 55th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations

His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, has extended his cordial congratulations to Vietnamese top leaders on the occasion of the 55th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Diplomatic Relations between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam as well as the Cambodia-Viet Nam Friendship Year 2022.

“Cambodia and Vietnam have enjoyed cordial bonds of traditional friendship and close cooperation in all dimension over the last five decades based on the spirit of good neighbourliness, solidarity, mutual trust and understanding. I am delighted to see the continued growth in relations, fostered by the frequently exchange visit of leaders of the two countries and people-to-people interactions”, wrote the Cambodian monarch in separate royal messages to H.E. Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam, and H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, President of Viet Nam.

Despite the global challenges caused by COVID-19, His Majesty the King continued, we have impressively succeeded to double our overall trade volume from US$ 4.7 billion in 2018 to over US$ 9.5 billion in 2021, and significantly expanded the investment activities from Viet Nam to Cambodia. Since both countries have re-opened, the number of Vietnamese tourists is now standing on top in the list of foreign visitors in Cambodia, while thousands of Cambodians also go to Viet Nam either for leisure, business or for medical care.

“The celebration of the 55th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Diplomatic Relations will bring us the memories which we extended to each other in the past for the cause of national liberation, unification, independence and development and will further enhance the sentiment of solidarity and close cooperation for shared prosperity of two nations, ASEAN family and the world at large,” underlined the monarch.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Press