Binh Phuoc (VNA) – The Vietnam-Cambodia and Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Associations convened the 5th gathering of friendship and cooperation between the two peoples in Binh Phuoc province in the southeast of the country on November 6.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh said the Party, State and people of Vietnam highly value good neighborliness, traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia.
He praised the organization of the gathering this year in Binh Phuoc and the central highlands province of Dak Nong, the two monuments with historical imprints in the country’s interpersonal relations. friendship.
Lauding the importance of people-to-people diplomacy, Minh suggested that friendship organizations continue their activities to deepen people’s mutual understanding, especially the youth, on the Vietnam-Cambodia relationship to serve its growth by contributing to the prosperity of each nation and to the region’s peace, stability and development.
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An pointed out that bilateral diplomatic relations with a 55-year history have developed rapidly in all fields, especially in the new period.
She asked the two associations to redouble their efforts to implement their memorandum of understanding on Cooperation for 2022-2027 and thanked the Vietnamese association for helping Cambodia in its charitable activities and supporting Cambodian students in Vietnam.
The gathering included a lecture reviewing a decade of promoting friendship between the countries and the presentation of badges by the Vietnamese association to Vietnamese and Cambodian individuals for their contribution to the nations’ ties./.