Cambodian PM Returns Home from Maldives with Fruitful Outcome

The high-level Cambodian delegation led by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen arrived home this afternoon after concluding the three-day official visit in Maldives with fruitful outcome.

The delegation was warmly welcomed upon arrival at the Phnom Penh International Airport by Samdech Krolahom Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and many other senior government officials.

During the visit, Cambodia and Maldives signed six important documents on visa exemption, economic, tourism and health cooperation, bilateral consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of both nations, and MoU between the Maldives National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) and the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC).

Samdech Techo Hun Sen held official talks with President of Maldives H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, and met with many other senior Maldivian officials such as H.E. Vice President Faisal Naseem, Speaker of People’s Majlis H.E. Mohamed Nasheed, Chief Justice H.E. Ahmed Muthasim, and Foreign Minister H.E. Abdulla Shahid.

The Royal Government of Cambodia also announced to appoint the Cambodian Ambassador to India as the Non-Resident Ambassador to Maldives, and to name a street in a Cambodian coastal city as Cambodia-Maldives Friendship Street to highlight the opening of a new page which will bring closer the bonds of friendship between the two countries.

The leader of both nations expressed their commitment to develop a strong and mutually beneficial partnership not only at bilateral level, but also at regional and international levels with a view to ushering peace, stability and sustainable development of the two nations and the world.

The Cambodian and Maldivian leaders also eyed on trade, tourism and shared the view that direct air connectivity is needed to facilitate business, people-to-people contact and tourism exchanges between both countries.

According to a Joint Communiqué released after the visit, Maldives expressed hope that Cambodia will continue its support to the Maldives’ ongoing efforts to accede to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in South East Asia (TAC), while Maldives extended the full support for Cambodia’s application to become an Observer State of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press