Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc holds separate phone
talks with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech
Techo Hun Sen on March 26, 2020. Photo: VGP
The Government chief informed his Lao and Cambodian
counterparts about the decision during their phone talks on Thursday.
He also said Viet Nam is ready to send medical
experts to support Cambodia’s COVID-19 combat and expressed his wish that
the three countries would continue closely cooperate in ASEAN in line with
the bloc's spirit of solidarity and unity enshrined in the Chairman's
Statement on ASEAN Collective Response to COVID-19 Outbreak.
During his phone talks with Lao PM Thongloun
Sisoulith, PM Phuc spoke highly of the efforts made by the Government of
Laos in employing preventive measures, affirming Viet Nam stands ready to
assist and work side by side with Laos in the fight against the pandemic in
order to soon stabilize situation in each country.
Sisoulith highly valued Viet Nam’s efforts and
outcomes in containing the virus, expressing his wish that both countries
would strengthen information sharing as well as coordination and mutual
support in this fight.
Phuc suggested the Lao Government continue
facilitating the Vietnamese community’s access to necessary conditions to
protect themselves against the COVID-19, and coordinate with Viet Nam in
maintaining stability and security in respective countries, especially in
The two leaders agreed to pay more attention to
sustain the development of the bilateral ties with particular focus on
effective implementation of the agreements reached at the 42nd meeting of
the Inter-governmental Committee that took place earlier this year.
Both sides agreed to continue facilitating
cross-border movement of goods in a bid to help the two nations overcome
difficulties resulted from the pandemic.
During his phone talks with Cambodian PM Samdech
Techo Hun Sen, Phuc also spoke highly of Cambodia’s measures to prevent and
control the COVID-19 outbreak, emphasizing the need for countries to join
hands in pushing back the pandemic.
Amid complicated developments of the pandemic, Phuc
suggested the two countries foster coordination and create favorable
conditions for representative agencies to support repatriation of citizens.
He also suggested both sides’ ministries, agencies
and localities collaborate actively in stemming the pandemic, ensuring
smooth information exchanges, timely addressing obstacles obstacles based on
the spirit of cooperation and mutual understanding.
The two countries should also maintain regular trade
exchanges through facilitation of movement of goods along the shared border
Phuc affirmed that Viet Nam is ready to work with
the Cambodian side to repatriate Cambodian people who have been quarantined
and wish to return home.
Meanwhile, PM Hun Sen highly valued Viet Nam’s
measures to contain the pandemic and extended thanks for the Vietnamese
Government’s responses to his country’s requests.
Hun Sen stressed that the royal Government and
people of Cambodia have always regard the Vietnamese in Cambodia as the
Both PM Thongloun Sisoulith and PM Samdech Techo Hun
Sen expressed sincere thanks to the Government and people of Viet Nam for
the latest medical aid, saying that it is the meaningful gift in the current