Welcoming his guest, PM Chinh said the historic victory is a common triumph of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, affirming Vietnam's profound appreciation for the invaluable assistance of the Cambodian and Lao leaders and people for the Vietnamese people’s revolutionary cause.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) and visiting Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Neth Savoeun at their meeting in Hanoi on May 6.

Vietnam consistently prioritises strengthening the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia across all fields, with party cooperation continuing to guide the development of the bilateral relationship based on solidarity, friendship, and mutual respect, he said.

Vietnam wants to collaborate closely with Cambodia and other countries in the Mekong River basin in activities related to the sustainable use, management, protection, and development of the river based on the Mekong Agreement and regulations of the Mekong River Commission, ensuring the harmonisation of riparian countries’ interests.

The PM also expressed his wish for Cambodia to continue to address difficulties for people of Vietnamese origin and to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese enterprises investing and doing business in Cambodia.

Saying the upcoming Dien Bien Phu victory commemoration is a significant event for the three countries, Net Savoeun asserted that Cambodia values the enhancement of relations with Vietnam and considers solidarity as their common victory.

The host and guest assessed that the Vietnam-Cambodia ties have grown strongly in all fields.

They agreed to continue to strengthen the exchange of delegations and high-level contacts, coordinate to effectively implement agreements reached, and promote cooperation and economic connectivity, especially in the Vietnam-Cambodia border economic zone.

It is necessary to adhere to the principle of not allowing hostile forces to use one's territory to harm the security and interests of the other, they said.

They pledged to resolve the countries’ demarcation of the remaining approximately 16% borderline to build a border of peace, friendship, cooperation, and sustainable development.

Source: VNA