FM’s Cambodia visit to realise agreements reached by senior leaders: Ambassador

The visit to Cambodia by Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son from January 19-20 aims to realise agreements reached by senior leaders of the two countries, said Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Nguyen Huy Tang.

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (Photo: VNA)
Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (Photo: VNA)

The minister’s visit will be made at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia Prak Sokhonn.

It takes place nearly one month after a state visit to Cambodia by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Tang told the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s correspondents on January 17.

Son and Prak Sokhonn will discuss activities marking the 55th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties (June 24, 1967-2022), along with regional and international issues of shared concern.

The visit will contribute to deepening and improving the efficiency of the “good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and long-term sustainability” between the two countries, the ambassador believed.

Tang suggested Vietnam and Cambodia maintain and foster their political ties, raise public awareness of the strategic importance and vital significance of the relationship to national construction and defence in each country in the new situation, consolidate their political trust, and enhance their multi-faceted collaboration.

At the same time, they should strengthen cooperation in national defence and security, and external affairs, while closely coordinating at regional and international multilateral forums, helping Cambodia successfully perform its role as ASEAN Chair in 2022.

Apart from forging economic links to create new momentum for national development, the two countries need to step up their partnerships in culture, education-training, health care and science-technology, the ambassador added.

Vietnamese and Cambodian ministries, agencies, localities, especially border localities, organisations and associations should beef up their cooperation and friendship, contributing to deepening the comprehensive cooperation, he said.