President Nguyen Minh Triet and his wife welcome Cambodian King Sihamoni, former King Sihanouk, and his wife. (Photo: VNA)
Later in the day, State President Nguyen Minh Triet, who had invited the Cambodian guests, met with former King Norodom Sihanouk and his wife.
President Triet applauded the ongoing visit of former King Sihanouk, his wife and King Sihamoni, describing it as milestone in the traditional friendly neighbourliness and cooperation between the two countries.
President Triet and former King Sihanouk recalled the profound memories during the time Vietnam and Cambodia united and supported each other to struggle for national independence.
The Vietnamese people and generations of leaders always keep in mind, are grateful and respect deep sentiments, valuable support and great assistance that former King Norodom Sihanouk and the people of Cambodia have extended to Vietnam in the past as well as at present, the president said.
Former King Sihanouk took this occasion to thank the Vietnamese people and leaders for their affections, huge support and assistance to him, his wife, King Sihamoni and the people of Cambodia .
Both host and guest expressed delight at the fine development of the time-honoured friendly relations between the two nations, and belief that their neighbourliness and cooperation would further develop for prosperity of each nation as well as and for peace, friendship, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
In the evening, President Triet hosted a banquet in honour of former King Sihanouk, his wife and King Sihamoni.
Source: Vietnam Plus