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

50 years of Vietnam-Cambodia relations marked in HCM City
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.

Vietnam News Agency inks cooperation deal with Sputnik
The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Sputnik Information Agency, an arm of the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency (RSIIA), will exchange information in order to promote cooperation between Vietnam and Russia. 

An agreement to this effect was inked by VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi and RSIIA Director General Dmitry Kiselev on June 29 in the framework of President Tran Dai Quang’s official visit to Russia. This is one of the seven official documents signed in the witness of President Tran Dai Quang and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. 

The agreement allows the two agencies, both are the largest of their kind in their respective countries, to access and use each other’s text news on events occurring in territories of Vietnam, Russia and some other countries. 

In addition, the two sides will participate in projects to expand information space and increase professional and impartial coverage of political, cultural, economic and sport issues. 

Under the agreement, they will promote the flow of information as well as mutual understanding and solidarity between the two countries’ people, and share experience to successfully implement joint projects. 

Besides, the two sides will support each other’s correspondents operating in their respective countries. 

In an interview with the Sputnik news agency, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi highlighted that Vietnam and Russia have enjoyed a close and long-standing relationship. The Vietnamese public always pays great attention to the growth of bilateral ties as well as the strong development of Russia.

As Vietnam’s sole national news agency, the VNA has set up information partnership with about 40 news agencies around the world, he said, expressing belief that the signing of the cooperation deal between the VNA and Sputnik will help both sides improve their services in providing news of each country and bilateral relations to people in both countries.

He also showed hope that the two news agencies will continue seeking new effective measures to implement the agreement in the current digital era.

The VNA General Director is accompanying President Tran Dai Quang in an official visit to Russia from June 28 to July 1.

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