President Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives Cambodian high-ranking military officer Lt. Gen. Hun Manet
|President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) and Lt. Gen. Hun Manet, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army. (Photo: VNA)|
The President expressed his hope that Hun Manet’s visit will significantly contribute to the success of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year 2022, marking the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties (June 24, 1967).
President Phuc congratulated the Cambodian people on great, comprehensive achievements they have recorded over the past, and noted his belief that Cambodia will gain more attainments in both home and external affairs in the time ahead, and successfully fulfill its ASEAN Chairmanship 2022 and organise its general elections in 2023.
Highlighting the traditional friendship between the two neighbouring countries, the President said he hopes that Lt. Gen., in both his current and future positions, will make more contributions to preserving and developing good neighborliness, traditional friendship and comprehensive, sustainable, long-term cooperation.
For his part, Lt. Gen. Hun Manet also congratulated Vietnamese people on their achievements, especially in COVID-19 prevention and control, socio-economic recovery and development and the organisation of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31).
He conveyed the deep gratitude of the Cambodian people to the Vietnamese Party, State, army and people for their support during Cambodia’s struggle against the genocidal regime as well as the current cause of national construction and development.
The officer also thanked Vietnam for backing Cambodia in performing the role of ASEAN Chair 2022, suggesting the two countries strengthen their solidarity in the face of regional and international uncertainties.
The two sides noted with pleasure the active development of the Vietnam-Cambodia multi-faceted cooperation, especially joint efforts in maintaining all-level meetings at all channels and coordination in organising activities within the friendship year.
They said two-way trade has maintained its growth, hitting 6.3 billion USD in the first half of this year, up more than 20% year-on-year.
Emphasising the progress in defence cooperation - an important pillar in bilateral ties, host and guest expressed their hope that the collaboration will grow further for peace, stability, independence and self-reliance in each country.
President Phuc asked Lt. Gen. Hun Manet to convey his wishes and regards to King Norodom Sihamoni, Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior leaders of Cambodia.