South Korean President Begins State Visit in Cambodia


Phnom Penh, March 14, 2019 –H.E. Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea, and his spouse arrived in Phnom Penh this afternoon for a three-day state visit in Cambodia.

They was warmly welcomed upon his arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport by Samdech Chaufea Veang Kong Sam Ol, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Royal Palace, and many other senior officials of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

According to a recent press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, during his stay in the Kingdom, H.E. Moon Jae-in will have a royal audience with His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia and meet with Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen tomorrow.

H.E. Moon Jae-in and Samdech Techo Hun Sen will discuss ways to further enhance bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields, and also exchange views on regional and international issues of common concern and interest. Following their meeting, the two leaders will witness the signing of a number of agreements and make a joint press announcement.

The two leaders are expected to address the Cambodia-Republic of Korea Business Forum to encourage greater investment, trade and economic exchange between Cambodia and the Republic of Korea.

H.E. Moon Jae-in’s first visit to Cambodia will be an important milestone in Cambodia-Republic of Korea bilateral relations and will significantly strengthen friendship and increase the scope and depth of cooperation between the two countries.

H.E. Moon Jae-in is the third South Korean President who paid a state visit to Cambodia. H.E. Roh Moo-hyun, who led the Republic of Korea between 2003 and 2008, visited Cambodia in November 2006, then H.E. Lee Myung-bak, Korean President from 2008-2013, came to the Kingdom twice – the first time was the state visit in October 2009, and the second was to attend the ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in November 2012.

By Khan Sophirom