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Cambodia, UK to Further Enhance Bilateral Relationship

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia H.E. Prak Sokhonn received here this morning H.E. Dominic Williams, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Kingdom of Ca…

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia H.E. Prak Sokhonn received here this morning H.E. Dominic Williams, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Kingdom of Cambodia.

In the meeting, both sides exchanged their talks on the positive path of the two countries' diplomatic relations in the fields of social affairs, trade, human rights and regional and international developments, according to a press release of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

They exchanged their discussions including on socio-economic development, mine clearance, scholarships to Cambodians, fight against COVID-19 and others.

They welcomed the increasing bilateral trade volume and shared hope that the negotiation on the draft MoU on Trade between the two countries will be concluded soon to further boost it.

They noted with pleasure the successful sessions of Cambodia-UK Human Rights Dialogue and had the same views to continue it to further enhance mutual understanding.

“H.E. Prak Sokhonn and Ambassador Williams also discussed ways to promote bilateral cooperation on various fields, including trade, energy transition, climate change, education and defense,” said the release.

In the ASEAN-UK framework, H.E. Prak Sokhonn renewed congratulations to the UK for becoming ASEAN’s Dialogue Partner and looked forward to working closely with the Kingdom to advance this partnership. He noted with satisfaction the success of the first ASEAN-UK Post Ministerial Conference (PMC) in August in Phnom Penh and ambassador Williams praised Cambodia for its successful ASEAN Chairmanship and its “fantastic job” in ensuring the smooth process of all meetings hosted by the country.

Cambodia and the UK have established their diplomatic relations in 1953 after Cambodia's independence from France. The UK was the first country to condemn the human rights record in Cambodia in 1978 under the Democratic Kampuchea.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press