Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong will pay a two-day state visit on Monday to meet the Kingdom’s high ranking officials and witness the signing of a number of documents.
The news was announced by the Foreign Affairs Ministry in a Wednesday statement, noting that Mr Nguyen’s visit is at the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni.
“During the visit, HE Nguyen Phu Trong will be granted an audience by His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, and Her Majesty Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk of Cambodia, at the Royal Palace,” the statement said, adding that Mr Nguyen will also meet Mahanikaya Great Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong and Great Supreme Patriarch of Dhammayuttikanikaya Bour Kry.
Additionally, Mr Nguyen is expected to meet Senate President Say Chhum, National Assembly President Heng Samrin and Prime Minister Hun Sen.
“Mr Nguyen will also join Mr Hun Sen to witness the signing of a number of documents,” the statement said.
Before his visit to the Kingdom, Mr Nguyen, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee, will visit Laos.
“Since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1967, Vietnam and Cambodia have maintained mutual high-ranking visits and delegation exchanges between their ministries, sectors and localities,” state-owned Voice of Vietnam said.
The visit follows a two-day visit last year by Mr Hun Sen to Hanoi, where he met high-ranking Vietnamese officials, including Mr Nguyen and Vietnamese National Assembly President Nguyn Thi Kim Ngan.
Mr Hun Sen’s visit focused on economic, trade, investment, tourism, education and security cooperation.
Six major documents were countersigned, including agreements on transportation and curbing the smuggling of ancient artefacts.
During Mr Nguyen’s visit to Phnom Penh in July 2017, he joined Mr Hun Sen in presiding over the signing of five agreements aimed to strengthening Cambodia-Vietnam relations, including disaster relief and a deal on electricity development and cooperation between respective telecommunications ministries.