Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh meets with former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk, Queen Mother Norodom Moninieth Sihanouk and King Norodom Sihamoni during their visit to Viet Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang
(VNA= Vietnam News Agency)
Party leader meets with King
HA NOI — Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh yesterday said King Norodom Sihamoni's visit to Viet Nam was a rare and particularly important event. Welcoming the Cambodian King, Manh said he highly valued the visit.
The Party leader congratulated the achievements made by Cambodia to build and develop the country. He then wished Cambodian people success in building a peaceful, independent and democratic country.
Manh also expressed his deep gratitude to the King, former King Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Mother Norodom Moninieth Sihanouk, and the Cambodian people for their support to Viet Nam during the country's struggle for liberation and unification in the past and construction and defence at present.
He also affirmed Viet Nam's policy of giving priority to building and developing relations with Cambodia based on the motto of "fine neighbourhood, traditional friendship, comprehensive and long-lasting co-operation".
Cambodia King Norodom Sihamoni expressed his appreciation for the warm welcome.
He asserted Cambodia's determination to preserve and develop the fine neighbourly relation, traditional friendship, and comprehensive and long-lasting co-operation between Viet Nam and Cambodia.
The same day, Manh also met former King Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Mother Norodom Moninieth Sihanouk now on a friendship visit to Viet Nam together with King Norodom Sihamoni.
'We'll never forget'
Vietnamese leaders and people would never forget but always cherish the support from the Cambodian royal family and people in the past and at present, President Nguyen Minh Triet said yesterday.
He made the statement while meeting with King Norodom Sihamoni in Ha Noi.
Triet applauded the friendship visit by former King Norodom Sihanouk, Queen Mother Norodom Moninieth Sihanouk and King Norodom Sihamoni to Viet Nam.
King Sihamoni affirmed that he would follow former King Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Mother Norodom Moninieth Sihanouk in further consolidating and developing the friendship and comprehensive co-operation between the two neighbouring and fraternal countries.
The two leaders said they believed that the relations of fine friendship and co-operation between Viet Nam and Cambodia would become even closer and develop to new heights for mutual prosperity, and for regional and international peace and co-operation. — VNS
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The Cambodian association of Journalists (CAPJ) is a professional organisation for those Cambodian journalists who struggle for freedom of the press, the welfare of journalists and the right of society to obtain information.
CAPJ was founded on September 16th 2000 at a meeting of 30 journalists from 20 organisations in Phnom Penh. The participants also use that opportunity to show the non-partisan, non-profit, process in democracy and open way and impartial association in Cambodia to the world and regional countries.
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