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Vietnam affirms solidarity and friendship with Cambodia amid Covid-19 outbreak

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Vietnam's former President Nguyen Phu Trong shakes hands with Prime Minister Hun Sen. Vietnam Embassy in Cambodia Facebook Page

Vietnam affirms solidarity and friendship with Cambodia amid Covid-19 outbreak

Vietnam's former President Nguyen Phu Trong – who was just recently chosen for the office of Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) – has affirmed that his government has been closely monitoring the situation in Cambodia and have shared in many of the same difficulties due to the pandemic.

In a letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen, CPV secretary-general Trong said: “I am confident that under the wise leadership of the Cambodian People's Party and strong actions of the Cambodian government under Samdech Techo [Prime Minister Hun Sen] as the leader – together with the support and solidarity of the entire Cambodian people – Cambodia will definitely be able to successfully manage its Covid-19 cases soon."

The Covid-19 situation continues to complicate life for people around the world – not only impacting human health, but having a profound and comprehensive impact on all aspects of the socio-economic life of most nations, including Vietnam and Cambodia.

Today, despite many complications and set-backs, Vietnam has been able to bring the spread of the disease under control once again.

“With the tradition of solidarity and close cooperation between the two parties, the two states and the people of the two nations, Vietnam is always ready to cooperate and share experiences as much as possible to stand shoulder to shoulder with Cambodia in preventing and fighting against Covid-19. It is in our two nations’ best interests to stabilise the situation quickly," Trong stated.

He also thanked the CPP and the Cambodian government for vaccinating Vietnamese officials and students and supporting the Vietnamese community in Cambodia in preventing and combating the disease.

In response, Hun Sen wrote a message to Trong thanking the CPV, Vietnamese government and people for always taking care to maintain their friendship, solidarity and contributions towards ending hardship in all circumstances.

Hun Sen said that while Cambodia had been successful in preventing a major Covid-19 outbreak for almost full year in 2020, the war against this deadly disease had progressed to a new and complicated stage after the February 20 community outbreak.

"I would like to express my appreciation for the development of excellent cooperation between the ruling party and the people of our two countries in line with the motto of good neighbours, friendships, traditions and long-lasting comprehensive cooperation," Hun Sen said.

The Vietnamese government also provided $300,000 in charitable donations to the government and people of Cambodia on April 20.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the people of Cambodia are deeply grateful to the government and people of Vietnam for their continued assistance in contributing to their efforts in combatting Covid-19 in Cambodia.

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