Outgoing Cambodian Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Prak Nguon Hong has affirmed to continue looking to strengthen relations between Cambodia and Vietnam, especially the relationship between Phnom Penh and Hanoi, when taking on new tasks.
The diplomat made the commitment while paying a farewell visit to Chairman of the municipal People's Committee H.E. Nguyen Duc Chung in Hanoi, on Aug. 14, reported Vietnam News Agency (VNA).
H.E. Prak Nguon Hong also thanked the municipal People's Committee and its chairman for their support, stressing that key events organised during his tenure in Vietnam were supported by the municipal authority.
For his part, H.E. Nguyen Duc Chung highlighted efforts made by the diplomat in lifting bilateral relations higher, adding that Hanoi will continue to contribute to the strengthening of the Vietnam-Cambodia relations.
He praised the contributions by the ambassador and staff of the embassy to organising cultural and people-to-people exchange activities to foster cooperation among enterprises of the two nations.
According to H.E. Nguyen Duc Chung, Vietnam will assume the ASEAN Chair in 2020, and Hanoi will hold a meeting of mayors from ASEAN member nations' capitals.
He took the occasion to convey his invitation to leaders of Phnom Penh to attend the meeting.
The Cambodian diplomat said he will transfer the invitation to Phnom Penh's officials, expressing his belief that Vietnam will succeed in its chairmanship of ASEAN.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press