Delegates to the conference take a photo (Source: VNA)

Head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vu Chien Thang and Deputy Minister of State at the corresponding Cambodian ministry Ke Sam Oeun chaired the event.

Thang said that in the context of fine developments in friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, the relationship between the two offices in charge of state management on religions has been consolidated, gaining multiple positive achievements.

Along with delegation exchanges, the two sides coordinated in holding a conference to share experience in religious affairs with Cambodian officials in Vietnam, and for the first time organising a ministerial meeting on religious affairs between Vietnamese and Cambodian border provinces.

He affirmed that Vietnam will do its utmost to actively carry out the cooperation agreement with the Cambodian Ministry of Religions and Cults, and improve the efficiency of bilateral cooperation in this field, thus contributing to consolidating and developing the Vietnam-Cambodia traditional friendship.

The conference will last until January 15th. Together with experience sharing, the two sides’ delegates will visit several religious establishments in Lam Dong.

According to Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Yen, Lam Dong is home to 1.3 million people, including about 800,000 followers of seven state-recognised religions, or 65 percent of the total population./.