Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang

Answering a reporter’s question about Vietnam’s response to Cambodia’s recent statements about the implementation of the project, Hang said Vietnam always treasures and gives top priority to its fine neighborliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and long-term sustainability with Cambodia in its foreign policy, wishing that the bilateral relationship would continue to deepen and become 0more practical and effective in various sectors for the benefit of the two countries’ people.

She added that leaders of the two parties and states have consistently affirmed that the historical tradition of solidarity and solidarity between Vietnam and Cambodia is an extremely important factor, a great source of strength for the past cause of national liberation and independence protection as well as the current process of construction and development of each country.

Vietnam always supports, rejoices at, and highly evaluates the achievements made by Cambodia in recent years, the spokeswoman said.

Hang expressed the wish that Cambodia would continue working closely with Vietnam and other MRC countries to share information and fully assess the impacts of this project on water resources and ecological environment of the Mekong sub-region, along with appropriate management measures to ensure harmonious interests of the riparian countries, effective and sustainable management and use of the Mekong River's water resources for the sustainable development of the basin, solidarity among the riparian countries and the future of later generations.

Source: VNA