Vietnam, Cambodia to bolster legislative cooperation

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Vietnam and Cambodia agreed to strengthen legislative cooperation at a meeting between visiting Cambodian National Assembly chairman Heng Samrin and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Sinh Hung in Hanoi on July 22.

The two sides signed an agreement and expressed the desire to have closer diplomatic and legislative relations, the government website reported Sunday.

The two leaders agreed that strengthening the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries is "extremely important" and necessary for maintaining peace and for the sustainable development of the region and world.

Under the agreement, the two countries are committed to practical and effective cooperation and will work out a cooperation program.

There will be more parliamentary exchanges between the two countries and discussions on issues of common interest.

On Sunday Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong received Heng Samrin and his delegation. Samrin thanked Vietnam for its assistance in its revolution against the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime as well as reconstruction of the country.

He said that the Cambodia People's Party, his country's government, National Assembly, and people will strive to sustain and take the traditional friendship between the two countries to new heights.

Samrin wrapped up his four-day visit on July 25.

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