The Interior Ministry has authorised the Khmer-Vietnamese Association to register on its list of organisations, Vietnamese media have reported.
The association was established to bring together Khmer people of Vietnamese origin and other Vietnamese in Cambodia for humanitarian work and to spread information about the law.
According to the news website Vietnamplus.vn, the Khmer-Vietnamese Association will operate in accordance with Cambodia’s Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations.
The association charter will be archived at the Ministry of Interior.
The website said the KVA aimed to gather Khmer people of Vietnamese origin and Vietnamese in Cambodia to provide them with spiritual and material support.
The association would work to popularise Khmer traditions and Cambodia’s laws, and join hands with the Cambodian government to push humanitarian work and illiteracy eradication in the country.
The KVA, based in Phnom Penh, has chapters in 24 provinces. On Saturday, KVA leaders held a ceremony to present the association’s new stamp to its boards and chapters.
At the ceremony, KVA president Chau Van Chi said: “The association seeks no profit, says no to racial and religious discrimination, and only serves the interests of its members”.