|PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) welcomes Cambodian PM Hun Sen|
Cambodian PM thanks for Vietnam’s help in ending Pol Pot regime
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on June 20 welcomed visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen who hailed the brotherly support that Vietnamese Party, Government, army and people gave Cambodia in saving Cambodia from Pol Pot’s barbaric regime.
[the eternal friendship, the eternal brotherhood, the eternal gratitude, the eternal refrain / chorus]
VietNam Net Bridge | 22 June 2017
“Without Vietnam’s sacrifice, there would be no Cambodia now”, stated the Cambodian PM at a meeting with officials and locals of the southern province of Binh Duong, which he co-chaired with his Vietnamese counterpart.
PM Hun Sen, who toured southern localities of Vietnam to mark his 40 years’ path of seeking support from Vietnam to salvage Cambodia, wished that the solidarity and friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia will evergreen and last forever.
This year also marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two neighbouring countries.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said this is a chance for Vietnam and Cambodia to review the history of solidarity between the two nations in hardship time as well as in peace and prosperity.
“The destiny of the two nations is inseparable. This is a historical truth,” said the PM who affirmed that Vietnam will forever be a faithful friend of Cambodia and the Cambodian people. [With friends like these, who needs enemies?]
In the evening the same day, PM Phuc hosted a banquet for the Cambodian leader and his entourage.
Earlier the same day, PM Hun Sen visited Loc Ninh district of Binh Phuoc province where he and his comrades started their path to save Cambodia from Pol Pot genocide.
In Loc Thanh commune, he cut the ribbon to inaugurate a Culture House as his gift to locals who witnessed the first steps of his revolution career.
On June 21, 1977, PM Hun Sen and his four comrades came to Vietnam to ask for help in building revolutionary armed forces to join volunteer Vietnamese soldiers in fighting the Pol Pot regime, saving Cambodian people from genocidal disaster.
Vietnam supports peace building in Cambodia: senior official
Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia Men Sam An has emphasised Vietnam’s assistance in building peace in her country during a recent interview with Vietnam News Agency on the threshold of the 50th founding anniversary of the countries’ diplomatic ties (June 24, 1967).
Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia Men Sam An, who is also Chairwoman of the Cambodia-Vientam Friendship Association
During wartime, the two countries joined together to fight the common enemies of French colonialists and American imperialists and successfully liberate their nations, thus gaining independence, autonomy and freedom.
The Cambodian people always keep in mind the support of the people and volunteer soldiers of Vietnam, who sacrificed their lives to help free Cambodia from Pol Pot’s genocidal regime on January 7, 1979. After Cambodia was liberated, Vietnam strongly assisted the country to organise local administration and build state power at grassroots levels. It also sent many technical experts to help build a new country of Cambodia and prevent the return of the genocidal regime, she noted.
“The great friend Vietnam helped build peace in Cambodia,” the Deputy PM stressed.
She said people of the two countries have had relations in all aspects, especially goods exchange. Travel activities in border areas are also increasing as both sides agreed to boost transport connectivity in all forms, from roads, waterways to aviation.
Men Sam An said on behalf of the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Association and the Cambodian people, she thanked the Party, State, army and people of Vietnam for greatly supporting the Cambodian people throughout history.
With regard to the milestones in bilateral ties, she noted the two peoples and armies have been good and faithful neighbours assisting each other in hardships. The two countries have developed very close-knit friendship and cooperation and mutual understanding. The Communist Party of Vietnam and the Cambodian People’s Party also have similar policies which highlight the friendship spirit and not intervene into each other’s internal affairs.
To enhance their relations, Vietnam and Cambodia should maintain all-faceted cooperation, particularly mutual visits to learn from each other’s experience, the official said, adding that they need to together resolve problems and difficulties by peaceful measures and avoid the use of force or weapons.
It is also necessary to educate younger generations to respect each other and love peace, Deputy PM Men Sam An noted.