Vietnam highly interested in Cambodia's Funan Techo Canal project: Spokesperson

WVR - Vietnam is highly interested in Funan Techo canal project and respects the legitimate interests of Cambodia in accordance with the 1995 Mekong Agreement, relevant regulations of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), the traditional and friendly neighbourliness between the two countries, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang said on May 5, 2024.
Vietnam highly interested in Cambodia's Funan Techo Canal project: Spokesperson
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang. (Photo: Nguyen Hong)

Answering a reporter’s question about Vietnam’s response to Cambodia’s recent statements about the implementation of the project, Spokesperson Hang said Vietnam always treasures and gives top priority to its fine neighbourliness, 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 more practical and effective in various sectors for the benefit of the two countries’ people.

She informed 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.

The Spokesperson 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.

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