Cambodia, Thailand Confident of Further Expansion of Multi-faceted Ties

Cambodia and Thailand have expressed their deep satisfaction with the robust bilateral relationship and were confident of further expansion of across-the-board cooperation.

The satisfaction and confidence were underlined by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. PRAK Sokhonn, and new Ambassador of Thailand to Cambodia H.E. Cherdkiat Atthakor, during their courtesy meeting at the ministry yesterday.

According to a press release of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, both sides touched base on a number of bilateral partnership, namely trade and investment, labour, education, de-mining, infrastructure and connectivity, including international border checkpoints. They attached importance to joint efforts to realise the two-way trade goal of US$15 billion by 2025, and to de-mining operation along the border without waiting for the conclusion of delimitation. The two countries’ authorities concerned are developing the next 3-year development cooperation programme (2023-2025).

The Deputy Prime Minister sought Thailand’s enduring care provided to Cambodian workers and the Kingdom’s renewed offer of scholarships to Cambodian students. As a former junior Thai diplomat in Phnom Penh thirty years ago, Ambassador Atthakor has witnessed with impression the rapid growth of Cambodia. Moreover, the preparation of the Deputy Prime Minister’s official visit to Thailand, scheduled later this month, was briefed by the Ambassador.

The new envoy congratulated Cambodia on achievements of ASEAN chairmanship, and praised the Deputy Prime Minister’s vital role as the Special Envoy on Myanmar last year. The Deputy Prime Minister also applauded Thailand for successful chairmanship of APEC in 2022. ENDS

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press