Congratulating Cambodia’s achievements in the past years, Sum expressed his hope that the country will reap further success and bonds between the two countries in general and between Soc Trang and the Cambodian Military Region 3 Command in particular will become more tightened.

At the meeting in Soc Trang province

He wished that the Cambodian Government will create favorable conditions for Vietnamese nationals working and living in the country.

Meanwhile, Commander Yoeung Sokhon, who led the Cambodian delegation, informed the host of Cambodia’s political and socio-economic situation in the past year and affirmed that its achievements were attained thanks to support of Vietnamese people, including those from Soc Trang province.

He hoped that the friendship and solidarity between the two nations will further develop in the future.

He took the occasion to wish local authorities, armed forces and residents a happy new year.

The same day, the Cambodian delegation visited Bac Lieu province ahead of the traditional Lunar New Year.

During the reception, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Nhu Nguyen briefed guests about the local socio-economic development 2017, saying that the province fulfilled and surpassed all plans with relatively high economic growth, progressing trade, and improved local lives.

He thanked the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces for their warm sentiments to Bac Lieu, contributing to further deepening the friendly neighborliness between the two nations.

Sokhon expressed his profound thanks to Vietnam for assisting Cambodia in the most difficult period and updated Bac Lieu authorities on his country’s socio-economic situation.

He wished that Bac Lieu and the Cambodian province of Preah Sihanouk will further tighten their ties for mutual development.

Cambodia will create the most favorable conditions and give priority to developing Preah Sihanouk into a socio-economic-cultural hub of the country, he said.

Source: VNA