Cambodia is looking forward to Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s visit to Phnom Penh later this month, aimed at further boosting ties between the two countries, according to Cambodia’s government spokesman.
“We are neighbours and we both have new prime ministers, so it is good to meet each other to continue cooperation and boost ties further,” spokesman Pen Bona was quoted by the Khmer Times as saying.
He said, however, that there is no set agenda yet or indication of agreements that will be signed during Srettha’s visit to Phnom Penh.
Srettha will meet Prime Minister Hun Manet, who was appointed to Cambodia’s top executive post on the same day as the Thai leader last month.
The visit of Srettha was discussed during a recent meeting between Sarun Charoensuwan, the Thai permanent secretary for foreign affairs, and Soeung Rathchavy, Cambodia’s secretary of state at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Bangkok.
Rathchavy led a delegation on a working visit to Bangkok on September 14th and 15th.
The Khmer Times reported that, during the meeting, both sides discussed bilateral relations and cooperation in the fields of politics, security, economy, trade, investment, education, tourism, de-mining work and technical cooperation.
Spokesman Bona said Cambodia and Thailand have had good relations under the leadership of former Prime Minister Hun Sen, with both nations gaining a lot of benefit from their cooperation.
The Khmer Times also quoted Kin Phea, director-general of the International Relations Institute at the Royal Academy of Cambodia, as saying that meeting of the two new leaders is being held at a good time to boost ties that will be of mutual benefit.