09:49 | 03/08/2016 Events
President Tran Dai Quang hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 2 for Cambodia’s Senior Minister and Minister of Cults and Religion Him Chhem, during which he stressed the need for the two countries to boost religious cooperation in both bilateral and multilateral frameworks.
President Tran Dai Quang (R) receives Cambodia’s Senior Minister Him Chhem (Source: VNA)
President Quang spoke of the effective collaboration between the Vietnamese Government Committee for Religious Affairs and the Cambodian Ministry of Cults and Religion, saying that collaborative activities have helped to intensify the exchange of information about religion and religious policies as well as experience in State management on religion.
He asked the two agencies to continue creating favourable conditions for the Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam and that of Cambodia to speed up delegation exchanges and support each other in monk student training.
Senior Minister Him Chhem affirmed that the Cambodian Government and people always bear in mind the support of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers to help Cambodia escape from the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime on January 7, 1979, so that it could revive and grow as it is today.
No hostile forces can distort that truth, and disunite the time-honoured friendship between Cambodia and Vietnam, he added./.