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Samrin urges closer ties on Thai border

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National Assembly president Heng Samrin and his Thai counterpart Chuan Leekpai shake hands during the 30th Pacific Parliamentary Forum held in Thailand on October 28. NA

Samrin urges closer ties on Thai border

National Assembly president Heng Samrin requested the support of his Thai counterpart Chuan Leekpai to encourage the people of the two countries living along the border to preserve the traditions of their ancestors. They should help one another as much as possible, with everything from healthcare to the trading of goods, and travel facilitation.

The suggestion was made during the 30th Pacific Parliamentary Forum, chaired by Chuan Leekpai and held in Thailand on October 28.

Samrin thanked the Thai leadership for their care of the Cambodian migrant workers who were present in Thailand.

In response, Chuan Leekpai said he supported Samrin’s suggestion. He said as the president of Thailand’s assembly, he cared deeply about the relationship between the two countries. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he had requested Thai authorities to care for migrant workers, including those from Cambodia.

Chuan Leekpai said the he would lead a delegation to attend next month’s ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly meetings in Cambodia.

Heng Samrin and Chuan Leekpai expressed their appreciation for the bilateral relationship between the two countries as well as the excellent relations between the two parliaments, noting that it contributed to progress, prosperity, peace, and development in the region and in the world.


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