Prime Minister's visit to Cambodia highlights friendship between the two countries

Monday, 07/11/2022 15:42
In the past few days, Cambodian press agencies and media have reported quite a lot of news, articles and pictures about the visit to this country by Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on November 8-9, highlighting the significance of the visit, which is to further consolidate and strengthen the bilateral cooperation, and assessing the visit as a highlight of the friendship between the two countries.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s upcoming visit makes headlines in Cambodia. (Photo: VNA) 

On November 4 and 5, Swiftnews and the website of the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) published an in-depth article by Uch Leang, deputy head of the Department of Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies under the RAC’s Institute of International Relations, featuring the Vietnamese leader’s visit.

At the beginning of the article, the author stated that the relationship between Vietnam and Cambodia has constantly been strengthened and enhanced through the leaders and people of the two countries, bringing practical and important benefits to the two peoples. The two countries have regularly exchanged high-level delegations in order to enhance mutual trust and enhance bilateral cooperation mechanisms.

Comments on Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's visit took place in the context of regional and global uncertainties, especially the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts due to geopolitical competitions between big countries, and the situation in Myanmar, and he affirmed that Vietnam and Cambodia have continued consolidating their relations as good neighbours, their traditional friendship and mutual support in order to maintain political-social stability and spur socio-economic development in each country.

In the article, he also reviewed high-level meetings and all-level visits within the framework of activities celebrating the 55th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties (1967-2022) and the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year 2022, and highlighted cooperation achievements between the two countries in politics, investment, culture, social affairs, national defence and security, and collaboration within ASEAN.

According to Mr. Uch Leang, in the year Cambodia holds the rotating ASEAN Chairmanship, Vietnam congratulates Cambodia on successfully organizing ASEAN meetings in the past time and continues to support Cambodia in organizing the 40-41st ASEAN Summit and the 43rd ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary General Assembly in November 2023.

Within the framework of the regional organization, Vietnam continues to make contributions to building the ASEAN Community, as well as enhancing Cambodia's prestige and position in the international arena. Meanwhile, Cambodia has supported Vietnam's second election to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the term 2023-2025.

Other local media outlets such as the national news agency Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP), Rasmei Kampuchea, Khmer Times and DAPnews, and websites, also gave space to the visit.

Most of the news reports of the Cambodian press highlighted in detail the visit of the Vietnamese Prime Minister, which takes place in the context that the two countries are celebrating the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Year.

Within the framework of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's visit, besides the meetings and talks with the Cambodian King and leaders, the two countries are expected to sign a number of bilateral cooperation documents.

Previously, the image and information about Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's official visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia was published by the National Television of Cambodia (TVK) on its broadcasting platforms since October 31.

On November 3, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh will pay an official visit to Cambodia from November 8-9 and attend the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and related summits from November 10-13.

The PM’s visit and attendance of the events will be made at the invitation of Cambodian Prime Minister and Chair of ASEAN 2022 Samdech Techo Hun Sen./.

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