August 7, 2022

Cambodia-New Zealand Bilateral and Regional Cooperation Discussed

H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia had here on Aug. 4 a bilateral meeting with Honorable Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, on the sidelines of the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings hosted by Cambodia.

According to H.E. Chum Sounry, Secretary of State and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the two Ministers had a discussion on the enhancement of the bilateral relations, during which Deputy PM Prak Sokhonn appreciated the 2nd bilateral consultations between the two Foreign Ministries last February and underlined that regular consultations are vital and would further afford ways to strengthen and expand bilateral cooperation in all feasible areas.

Deputy PM Prak Sokhonn briefed his counterpart on the current situation in Myanmar and the progress made during his two visits in his capacity as Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair 2022. Both Ministers expressed their disappointment with the recent execution of four opposition activists. Minister Nanaia Mahuta underlined New Zealand’s support for the ASEAN 5PC and the endeavors of the ASEAN Chair and the Special Envoy in pushing for their implementation.

While reaffirming their commitment to enhance cooperation in multilateral framework, H.E. Prak Sokhonn and Hon. Nanaia Mahuta also had an exchange of views and discussion on some other regional and international issues of common concerns and interests, among them climate change and the Ukraine crisis.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press