Phnom Penh, September 02, 2019 –H.E. Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia gave a public speech at an Open Dialogue on “Balancing Relations with the Superpowers in the Context of ASEAN”.
This event was held at Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Centre of the Royal University of Phnom Penh, where Cambodian young scholars and students had the opportunity to engage in a special discussion with the Malaysian Premier.
H.E. Dr. Mahathir Mohamad landed at Phnom Penh International Airport at around 10:00 am and were warmly welcomed upon their arrival by H.E. Othman Hassan, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Labour and Vocational Training as well as many other senior government officials.
According to a press release of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, during the visit from Sept. 2 to 4, H.E. Prime Minister of Malaysia will pay separate courtesy calls on Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei Say Chhum, Acting Head of State of the Kingdom of Cambodia and Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly.
H.E. Dr. Mahathir Mohamad will hold a bilateral meeting with Samdech Techo Prime Minister Hun Sen during which various aspects of bilateral cooperation will be discussed. The two Leaders will also exchange views on regional and international matters of common interest. Thereafter, the two Prime Ministers will preside over the signing ceremony of a number of documents and hold a joint press announcement.
While staying in Phnom Penh, H.E. Prime Minister of Malaysia will lay wreathes at the Independence Monument and pay tribute at the Royal Memorial Statue of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk “Preah Borom Ratanak Kaudh”, the Late King-Father of Cambodia.
The official visit of H.E. Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to Cambodia will significantly contribute to further strengthening and deepening the excellent bonds of friendship and close cooperation between Cambodia and Malaysia in bilateral, regional and international frameworks.
During his previous term of office, H.E. Dr. Mahathir Mohamad paid various visits to Cambodia. He has been the key person of the Cambodia-Malaysia cooperation in the bilateral and ASEAN frameworks.
Malaysia has also been one of the main trade and investment partners of Cambodia. Since 1994, Malaysia has invested more than US$3.3 billion in Cambodia.
For the bilateral trade, the volume has already reached some US$474 million.
By Khan Sophirom