August 7, 2022

Cambodia, Russia to Promote Development of Long-lasting and Time-tested Bonds of Friendship

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn and Russian Foreign Minister H.E. Sergey Lavrov held fruitful negotiations in Phnom Penh on Aug. 5, on the sidelines of the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings.

“They agreed to promote further the development of long-lasting and time-tested bonds of friendship and mutual support between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Russian Federation in line with the basic values and aspirations of the peoples of both countries,” said a Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers released this afternoon.

Cambodia and Russia will maintain and intensify political dialogue, regular contacts between the governments, parliaments, local authorities and political parties, said the same source, adding that they will enhance mutually beneficial cooperation in trade and investment, science and technology, education and culture, defence and security, creating favourable conditions for activities of organisations and companies in all the areas.

Cambodia and Russia will continue to respect legitimate interests of each other in bilateral relations and within the framework of regional and international fora, it said.

The Ministers agreed to promote mutual support on key issues on international and regional agenda, with emphasis on strengthening ASEAN-centrality in the context of expanding multilateral interaction in Asia-Pacific space, underlined the Joint Statement.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press