November 30, 2022

Cambodian PM Begins Official Visit to Cuba

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has continued his overseas mission to the Republic of Cuba, at the invitation of H.E. Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez, President of Cuba.
The Cambodian Premier arrived at José Marti International Airport in Havana on Sept. 23 evening (time in Cuba) after attending the 77th Session of the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
In a message on his social media network early this morning (time in Cambodia), Samdech Techo Hun Sen wrote that he has contributed 2/3 or 43 years (1979-2022) to the whole process of Cambodia-Cuba relations in the past 62 years.
“My last visit [to Cuba] took place in 2000. Twenty-two years later, I visited [the country] again in order to strengthen the existing ties of friendship,” he wrote. “Thanks, the Cuban people for assisting the Cambodian people when we faced the hardest time after the fall of the Pol Pot genocidal regime.”
According to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, during his stay in Cuba from Sept. 23 to 25, Samdech Techo Prime Minister will hold a bilateral meeting with H.E. President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez to discuss ways to further strengthen bonds of friendly relations between Cambodia and Cuba and expand areas of their cooperation.
After the meeting, the two leaders will witness the signing of five important documents, namely: 1. Programme of Cooperation and Cultural Exchange, 2. MoU on Cooperation between the two Diplomatic Academies, 3. MoU on Cooperation in Sports Development, 4. Cooperation Plan between the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and 5. MoU on Health Cooperation.
Samdech Techo Prime Minister will pay a courtesy call on H.E. Esteban Lazo Hernández, President of the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba. He is also expected to pay a courtesy call on H.E. Raúl Castro, former President of Cuba.
In Havana, Samdech Techo Prime Minister will visit the Fidel Castro Centre and the Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, and lay a wreath at the José Martí Memorial. Samdech Techo Prime Minister will also meet with the Cambodian students, who are currently living and studying in the Republic of Cuba.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press