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[Vietnamization: History] 50 years of Vietnam-Cambodia relations marked in HCM City

The ceremony to mark the 50th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic relations on June 29 (Photo: VNA)

50 years of Vietnam-Cambodia relations marked in HCM City

Vietnam Plus | 29 June 2017

HCM City (VNA) – The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City held a ceremony to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic relations on June 29.

Addressing the event, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said braving ups and downs over the last five decades, the two countries’ friendship has become a priceless asset. Bilateral cooperation has been lifted to a new level under the motto “good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and long-term sustainability”, reeling in a number of achievements in all aspects.

As an economic, cultural and scientific-technological centre in Vietnam, HCM City has made efforts to realise the two countries’ policies, thus greatly contributing to bilateral ties through cooperation activities with Cambodian localities, particularly the capital city of Phnom Penh, he said.

The city’s administration and people pledge to actively work to reinforce and develop the time-tested friendship and all-round cooperation between the two countries’ Governments and people, thereby contributing to stability, peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world, he added.

Phong expressed his belief that on the basis of the two sides’ long-standing friendship and non-stop efforts, relations between Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as between HCM City and Phnom Penh, will bring about even greater attainments in the time ahead.

Consul General of Cambodia to HCM City Im Heng said the traditional friendship, built and nurtured by late King Norodom Sihanouk, Vietnamese leaders and the two countries’ people, has been growing in all spheres.

He affirmed that the Cambodian people never forget the assistance of Vietnam’s Party, State, army and people in overthrowing the Pol Pot genocidal regime and building the country since the 80s.

He added he believes bilateral relations will continue developing sustainably in the time ahead.

Also on June 29, a photo exhibition was opened on Nguyen Hue walking street in District 1 of HCM City, featuring 95 photos on the Vietnam-Cambodia friendship, solidarity and cooperation, along with the country and people of Cambodia.-VNA

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:45 AM

    Red alert: China's main news paper has reported Vietnam's Foreign investment surged by 54% in the first 6 months this year. And more than 50 percent of these investment are in manufacturing with good paying jobs.

    No wonder this year, Vietnam continues to face labor and skilled workers shortage. The farms in Vietnam are facing shortage of farmers as they move to the cities.

    In contrast, last year Cambodia received only 10 percent as much investment as compared to Vietnam. Of these investment, only 20% were manufacturing. The rest were mostly in banking (fake money/credit) and real estate (which people could not afford these fancy apartments). This is terrible.

    In fact, the number of garment workers in Cambodia has dropped from 640,000 to 600,000. Many garment factories went busted after the rise of the minimum wage. To really help the garment workers, we must reduce their rents, not increasing the wage. In creasing wage, has driven many companies out of businesses.