Cambodian Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam H.E. Chay Navuth paid in Hanoi on Dec. 28 a farewell visit to Vietnamese President H E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, at the end of his diplomatic mission in the country.
According to Vietnam News Agency (VNA), during the farewell meeting, H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted the two countries’ cooperation achievements, including increasingly consolidated political trust and the building of a shared border of peace, stability, friendship, and cooperation for common development.
Appreciating his guest’s efforts during the last tenure, he noted despite the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings between Vietnamese and Cambodian leaders have been maintained while bilateral trade in the first 11 months of 2022 increased 13.2 percent year-on-year to nearly US$10 billion.
The Vietnamese State leader applauded the two sides’ coordination in holding activities in celebration of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year 2022.
He also congratulated Cambodia on its successes in holding communal-level council elections in June and serving as Chair of ASEAN and the 43rd General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) this year.
H.E. Ambassador Chay Navuth thanked the Vietnamese Party, State, and people for assisting Cambodia during the pandemic, noting that as ASEAN Chair in 2020, Vietnam proposed many important initiatives to promote the bloc’s solidarity and cooperation in pandemic control.
Cambodia highly values Vietnam’s coordination in organising practical activities to reinforce the two countries’ traditional friendship, he went on, adding that in any position he holds, he will do his utmost to help nurture the long-standing relations between the two countries.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press