Viet Nam-Cambodia joint declaration
"1. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam Central Committee, Nong Duc Manh, visited
"King Norodom Sihamoni warmly welcomed General Secretary Manh and the high-level Vietnamese delegation, manifesting the traditional friendly and cooperative ties between
"During their talks, General Secretary Manh and King Norodom Sihamoni exchanged views, on the Viet Nam-Cambodia traditional friendship and cooperation. King Norodom Sihamoni gave a banquet in honour of General Secretary Manh and the other distinguished Vietnamese guests.
"General Secretary Manh met with Vice President of the Cambodian People's Party and Prime Minister of the Royal Government, Samdech Hun Sen; Acting President of the Senate, Samdech Sisowath Chivan Monirak; Second Vice President of the National Assembly Ngoun Nhel; Head of the Mahayana Buddhist section, Most Venerable Tep Vong; and Head of the Therevada Buddhist section, Most Venerable Bou Kri. The talks and meetings took place in an atmosphere of traditional solidarity and friendship in the spirit of mutual understanding and respect.
"During his stay in
"2. King Norodom Sihamoni and senior Cambodian officials spoke highly of the significance of the Sate visit to
"King Norodom Sihamoni and senior Cambodian officials expressed their profound gratitude to the CPV, the State and people of
"General Secretary Nong Duc Manh expressed his profound thanks to King Norodom Sihamoni, former King Norodom Sihanouk, the Royal Family, the Royal Government and people of
"3. King Norodom Sihamoni and senior Cambodian officials expressed their admiration for the great achievements of the Vietnamese people in their renovation process and national industrialisation and modernisation. They also welcomed the independent and open-door foreign policy of diversification and multilateralism of the CPV and the
"General Secretary Manh praised the great achievements the Cambodian people gained in the cause of peace, national reconciliation, socio-economic development and expansion of international relations. General Secretary Manh believed that succeeding the noble mission of former King Norodom Sihanouk, under the clear-sighted reign of King Norodom Sihamoni and under the clear-sighted leadership of the Cambodian Royal Government based on the alliance of the CPP and the FUNCINPEC, and with Samdech Hun Sen as Prime Minister, the Cambodian people would obtain greater achievements in building Cambodia into a peaceful, independent, neutral, non-aligned, and prosperous country befriending all other countries, particularly neighbouring countries.
4/ The two sides expressed satisfaction with the recent developments in bilateral relations and reiterated their determination to strengthen and develop good neighbourliness, traditional friendship and comprehensive and long-tern cooperation along the principles set out in the Viet Nam-Cambodia declarations in 1999 and 2001. These principles are respect for each other's national independence and sovereignty territorial integrity, non-interference in the other's internal affairs, no use of force or threat to use force, not letting any political or military forces to use their territories to fight against the other country, equal cooperation in the mutual interests, settlement of all problems emerging from the two countries' relations through peaceful negotiations in the interest of the people of each country and for peace, cooperation and development in Southeast Asia and the world as a whole.
5/ The two countries agreed to increase the meetings between top leaders and senior officials in order to promote mutual understanding and trust, and to continue to boost bilateral comprehensive cooperation between legislatures, the Central and local governments, especially between provinces along the two countries' border, to encourage people's friendship, and also especially between the younger generations, in order to increase their understanding of the Viet Nam-Cambodia traditional solidarity and friendship.
6/ The two sides attached importance to economic cooperation, and to boosting trade and investment to match their potential. They highly valued the positive results of the seventh session of the joint Viet Nam-Cambodia committee on bilateral cooperation held in
7/ The two parties pledged to respect each other's territorial integrity, welcomed the establishment of the Joint Border Committee, welcomed efforts made by the two Governments to push for an early solution to outstanding problems along the border through peaceful negotiations following the principles of equality, mutual understanding and good neighbourliness, in an effort to turn the Viet Nam-Cambodia border into one of peace, friendship and cooperation for development.The two Governments continue to work closely in the fight against cross-border crime and illegal immigration.
8/ The two sides will create more favourable conditions for expatriates from one country to lead normal lives in the other country, thus contributing to strengthening and developing good neighbourliness, friendship and cooperation between the two countries. The Vietnamese party expressed thanks to the King, the royal Government and people of Cambodia for their thoughfulness, assistance and guaranttee of legitimate rights for overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia so that they can lead normal lives and work in Cambodia.
9/ The two parties agreed to boost cooperation with
10/ General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam Nong Duc Manh expressed his gratitude to King Norodom Sihamoni and other leaders, the royal Government and people of Cambodia for their warm greetings full of fraternity.
Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh invited King N. Sihamoni to visit
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