Cambodian NA President Heng Samrin begins official visit to Vietnam

14:55 | 23/06/2017 Events

A high-ranking delegation of the Cambodian National Assembly (NA), led by President Heng Samrin, starts a four-day official friendly visit to Vietnam on June 23, at the invitation of Vietnamese NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

President of the Cambodian NA, Heng Samrin - Photo: VNA

During the visit, Heng Samrin is scheduled to take part in activities marking the 50th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

He is also expected to participate in a meeting of the presidents of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, the Lao Front for National Construction and the Solidarity Front for Development of the Cambodian Motherland.

Vietnam and Cambodia set up their diplomatic ties on June 24, 1967.

Two-way trade reached nearly US$3 billion in 2016. The two countries’ leaders determined to raise the figure to US$5 billion in the time ahead.

There are around one million Vietnamese people visiting Cambodia each year, ranking first in terms of the number of foreign tourists to the country in recent eight years.