Chairman of the State Duma of Russia To Visit Cambodia This Year

Chairman of the State Duma of Russia H.E. Vyachesla Volodin is planning to pay an official visit to Cambodia this year.

The planned visit was shared by H.E. Ms. Olga Yepifanova, Deputy Chairperson of the State Duma of Russia in her courtesy call on Cambodian National Assembly (NA) President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin in Siem Reap provincial city yesterday, on the sidelines of the 27th Annual Meeting of Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27).

The visit is aimed to foster the cooperation between both countries' legislative bodies, she added.

Regarding the APPF-27, H.E. Ms. Olga Yepifanova thanked Cambodia's NA for nominating her to co-chair the Meeting of Women Parliamentarians. She further briefed Samdech Heng Samrin, also President of APPF-27, of her meeting with Second Vice President of Cambodian NA and Chairperson of Cambodian Women Parliamentarians Caucus (CWPC) H.E. Ms. Khuon Sudary to expand their cooperation.

She sought Samdech Heng Samrin's support to boost the people-to-people relations, especially among the youths of the two countries.

For his part, Samdech Heng Samrin spoke highly of the presence of the delegation of State Duma of Russia in the APPF-27, which, he said, contributes to tightening the relations, traditional friendship, and cooperation between both nations, particularly between their legislative bodies.

The Cambodian NA president thanked Russia for its support to Cambodia, underlining that the Kingdom has considered Russia as an old and good friend and neighbour under all circumstances.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press