N.A. Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue told Vietnamese people living in Cambodia that the two countries have completed 84% of the demarcation and marker planting of their shared border line, and are working on the rest.

Two-way trade reached USD 9.5 billion in 2021 and is projected to hit USD 11 billion this year. Meanwhile, Vietnam is running 198 valid investment projects totaling USD 2.92 billion in its neighboring country, leading ASEAN and among the top five biggest investors in the nation.

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue speaks at the meeting.

Regarding a proposal related to the legal status of people of the Vietnamese origin, the top legislator said that in their latest meeting, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen told him that Cambodia was taking a new approach to the issue of nationality. With this move, anyone who has lived continuously in Cambodia for seven years has the right to apply for naturalization, and the Cambodian Government will consider and propose to the King on this issue.

He also said that in his official visit, he had proposed the National Assembly President, the Senate President and the PM of Cambodia take measures to ensure the livelihoods for Vietnamese people, especially those engaged in fish farming in cages.

The N.A. Chairman stressed the importance of maintaining Vietnamese and Khmer languages in the community, affirming his backing for plans of the embassy and Vietnamese associations in Cambodia in this work.

He expressed his hope that Vietnamese businesses operating Cambodia prioritize recruiting Vietnamese Cambodians and help them in vocational training and skill improvement.

The Party and State always pay attention to and consider the overseas Vietnamese community as an integral part, and an important factor contributing to strengthening the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and other countries.

On this occasion, the top legislator presented USD 30,000 to a fund supporting the relocation of Vietnamese people from lakes and rivers, while the Vietnamese N.A. Office granted USD 5,000 to the Khmer-Vietnam Association in Cambodia.

Source: VNA