Vietnamese President hails Cambodian Buddhists’ contributions to bilateral ties
|President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (first from left) meets with Great Supreme Patriarch Samdech Tep Vong. (Photo: VNA)|
Meeting with Great Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong at Unalom pagoda and Supreme Patriarch Bour Kry at Svay Pope pagoda in Phnom Penh, the Vietnamese leader sent the best wishes to all Buddhists in Cambodia.
He underlined that his visit to Cambodia this time aims to deepen the ‘good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive, sustainable and long-term cooperation’ between the two countries.
Noting the outcomes of his talks with King Norodom Sihamoni, Cambodian PM Samdech Techo Hun Sen and other leaders, he said the two sides shared the resolve to maintain and strengthen the countries’ solidarity nurtured by late King Norodom Sihanouk together with generations of leaders and people of Viet Nam and Cambodia.
The two nations will give top priority to and spare no efforts in developing the bilateral relations, and join hands to arrange various activities commemorating the 55th founding anniversary of the diplomatic ties next year.
The Vietnamese President took the occasion to express sincere thanks to all Cambodian Buddhists for their good sentiments towards and wholehearted support for Viet Nam during the struggle for national independence in the past and development efforts at present.
He voiced his belief that the two countries’ relations will further flourish in the future.
Great Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong and Supreme Patriarch Bour Kry lauded Viet Nam’s enormous and all-round development successes.
They highlighted the special relations and traditional friendship between the two states and peoples, and emphasised that the State visit by President Phuc is a milestone helping to strengthen the Cambodia-Viet Nam solidarity and friendship, contributing to the bilateral ties and benefiting people of the countries.