VietNamNet Bridge – King Norodom Sihamoni said he was satisfied with the positive development of the friendship, solidarity and cooperation between Cambodia and Vietnam over the years, especially in economics and trade.
Cambodian people consider Vietnam a big friend that supported and provided valuable assistance for Cambodia during the course of history, the King said while receiving outgoing Vietnamese ambassador Ngo Anh Dung in capital Phnom Penh on July 18.
He appreciated Dung’s contributions to cementing bilateral relations in recent times, acknowledging the diplomat’s efforts in arranging Vietnam visits by his parents, King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Mother Norodom Moniniet Sihanouk, and the King himself.
He conveyed best regards to Vietnamese leaders and wished Vietnam greater achievements in national construction and defence.
Ambassador Dung thanked the King for supporting him in fulfilling his task in Cambodia, and noted under the reign of the King, leadership of the National Assembly, and sound performance of the royal government, Cambodia has made great strides in national development.
He wished ever-lasting peace, stability and development in Cambodia, thus facilitating mutually beneficial cooperation and shared development with Vietnam.
At another reception for Dung, Prime Minister Hun Sen commended the diplomat’s contributions to fostering Cambodia-Vietnam relations, stressing two-way trade reached a record high of US$3.5 billion in 2013.