Cambodia’s FM To Visit Neighbouring Thailand On Closer Ties

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Prak Sokhonn, will pay an official visit to Thailand on Feb 23 and 24, to increase cooperation between the two neighbours, said a foreign ministry press statement, today.

“The two deputy prime ministers will hold a bilateral meeting, to deliberate across-the-board aspects of the excellent bilateral relationship and thriving cooperation, ranging from trade, investment, tourism and labour, to connectivity, education, health, and culture,” it said.

“Cooperation within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) framework, as well as, regional and international issues of common interest will also be touched upon,” it added.

In Bangkok, Sokhonn will also pay a courtesy call on Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, the statement said.

It added that, the traditional friendship, good neighbourliness, and close all-round cooperation between the two kingdoms, have been constantly deepened and expanded, reaching the level of “Partners for Peace and Prosperity.”

The two neighbours enjoyed remarkably strong ties in trade, investment and tourism for years.

According to official figures by the Cambodian side, bilateral trade volume reached 4.66 billion U.S. dollars in 2022, a year-on-year increase of 14.2 percent, while Cambodia attracted 44 million dollars in investment from Thailand.

In addition, Thailand was the largest source of foreign tourists to Cambodia, with more than 853,000 Thais visiting the kingdom in 2022, according to Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism.

Source: NAM News Network