Cambodia, Tajikistan To Expand Bilateral Cooperation

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Phnom Penh, June 15, 2019 –The Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Tajikistan have agreed to foster their bilateral relations and cooperation for mutual benefits.

The agreement was made by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and H.E. Emomali Rahmon, President of Tajikistan, during their meeting in Dushanbe, Tajikistan this morning, prior to the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), according to H.E. Sry Thamrong, Delegate Minister Attached to the Cambodian Prime Minister.

In the courtesy meeting, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said the two countries had established their diplomatic ties since 1995, but their cooperation remains limited. He therefore suggested both sides to nominate their respective ambassadors, to elaborate a memorandum of understanding on political consultations between their foreign ministries, especially to consider the possibility of cooperation in the areas of economy, trade, investment, culture and tourism, and to exchange high-level visits.

In the name of His Majesty the King of Cambodia, Samdech Techo Hun Sen invited H.E. Emomali Rahmon to pay a state visit to Cambodia at an appropriate time.

In reply, the President of Tajikistan agreed with the Cambodian Premier’s initiatives and thanked His Majesty the King for the invitation.

H.E. Emomali Rahmon said Tajikistan wanted to import Cambodian textile and garment products in order to boost the economic cooperation between both nations. He also requested to create a business forum between the two countries.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen thanked the Tajikistan side for its intention to buy Cambodian products and affirmed to pay another visit to Tajikistan to sign what have been agreed during this meeting.
by C. Nika