Cambodia and Malaysia to Foster Shared Growth and Prosperity

The leaders of Cambodia and Malaysia on Feb. 27 expressed their commitment to foster shared growth and prosperity of the two nations.

In a joint press conference held after his bilateral meeting with his Malaysian counterpart H.E. Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia, said both sides concluded their discussions on a wide range of issues in order to improve the cross-sector cooperation.

‘We noted with satisfaction the positive step taken since the official visit by Prime Minister Anwar to Cambodia last March. Together, we charted new course of action aimed at fostering shared growth and prosperity,’ he said.

Cambodia welcomes Malaysia’s decisions to host and to start discussions on our joint commission for bilateral cooperation which hopefully will take place very soon before mid-2024 in order to start the process of engagement in other sectors as well, he added.

On the economic front, the bilateral trade shows promising upw
ard trends and there is still untapped potential to further bolster economic partnership.

Cambodia and Malaysia underlined a more active role of the private sector in fostering economic collaboration and development initiative, the Cambodian Premier said.

Recognising the importance of enhanced connectivity, both sides discussed the possibility of further collaboration in terms of tourism and facilitation of additional direct flights, especially for more destinations between the two countries to facilitate the visit between the two peoples, as well as the tourists from the third country, he pointed out.

Both sides also reaffirmed the commitment to strengthen military cooperation and sustaining collaboration, including information exchanges and tackle regional challenge posed by online scams. On the energy front, Cambodia appreciated Malaysia’s principles of portfolio facilitating the submarine power transmission project (Laos-Cambodia-Singapore) across the Malaysian seabed.

Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet added
that Cambodia invited Malaysia to consider the participation in the above-said project between Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore for regional energy security.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse