Cambodia and Malaysia will sign a tourism cooperation deal to further promote the industry among the two nations during the planned visit of Prime Minister of Malaysia to Cambodia later this year.
Both sides agreed to cooperate in drafting the deal in the form of a memorandum of understanding in the meeting between Cambodian Minister of Tourism H.E. Thong Khon and H.E. Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim, newly appointed Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia, here in Phnom Penh yesterday afternoon.
The Malaysian ambassador stressed on the promotion of health tourism and golf tourism as well as overall tourism through organisation of festivals, especially food festival, and creation of training courses for tour guides.
From his side, H.E. Thong Khon welcomed the move and invited H.E. Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim to attend the Conference on Gastronomy to take place in September 2019 in Siem Reap province.
According to the figures from the Ministry of Tourism, for the first four months of 2019, more than 65,000 Malaysian tourists visited Cambodia.
In 2018, added the source, Cambodia received over 200,000 Malaysian tourists � an increase of about 12 percent.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press