The relations between Vietnam and Cambodia have been unceasingly consolidated and strengthened over the past time.
Deputy PM Phuc made the point in Hanoi on Wednesday at a reception for Buddhist Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia, Venerable Tepvong who is on working visit to Vietnam.
The Deputy PM spoke highly of Venerable Tepvong’s visit which took place on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The host leader also praised the important contributions made by religions to fostering traditional solidarity, friendship and comprehensive cooperation.
He affirmed that Vietnam respects the people’s religious freedom and always upholds the ethical and cultural values of religious belief, which is the spiritual demand of the people. Religious followers are part of the great national unity, he added.
Venerable Tepvong thanked for the support and assistance from the Vietnamese Party, State, Government and people to the Cambodian people. He also pledged to spare no effort to boost the bilateral ties./.
By Kim Loan (VGP)