Cambodian Ambassador on development of Cambodia-Viet Nam fine traditional ties
Ha Noi (VNA) - Cambodian Ambassador to Viet Nam Long Kem has said the solidarity, friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance between
The Cambodian diplomat told a Viet Nam News Agency correspondent in an interview on the occasion of Cambodia's 51st National Day (Independence Day) (Nov. 9) that in his first statement after his crowning ceremony, King Norodom Sihamoni affirmed that he will direct his policies along the path defined by his father, thereby, Cambodia will follow the policy of solidarity, friendship, and cooperation with all countries in the world and region, especially neighbouring countries, including Viet Nam.
Ambassador Long Kem expressed his belief that the new Cambodian King will implement the policy of friendship and fraternity with
The diplomat spoke about the great significance of
Reviewing major events in the country in 2004, Long Kem noted that in July, a coalition government was established between the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the FUNCINPEC party. This is the government of the 3rd National Assembly of Cambodia, led by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
This year also saw an event, considered a turning-point in
Mentioning the new King’s role to the Cambodian nation, the ambassador said that the King is the country’s monarch but does not hold power. The King is the symbol of national unity, concord and reconciliation, and a guarantor for
On the economic co-operation between
The ambassador went on to say that at present, Cambodia, Viet Nam and their neighbouring country, Laos, are joining in implementing a “development triangle” roadmap, which is aimed at promoting their resources and strong points to aid the socio-economic development in their bordering provinces, particularly poor and remote areas.
The roadmap is expected to be submitted to the prime ministers of the three countries for approval on the sideline of the 10th ASEAN summit to be held in Laos later this month, he said, stressing that under this roadmap, the three countries will boost their co-operation in prioritised areas such as transport and communications, electrical generation, trade, tourism, human resources training and healthcare.
Ambassador Long Kem said apart from visits by high-ranking officials of the two sides, Ho Chi Minh City has recently invested 20 million USD in building a hospital in Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh, and Ha Noi in July provided 300,000 USD as aid for the construction of a road, which will be named after the city, also in Phnom Penh.
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