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Cambodia, Sri Lanka sign deals to boost bilateral ties

Xinhua | Published: August 09, 2019 12:59:24 | Updated: August 10, 2019 10:50:34


Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen (R) meets with visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Aug 8, 2019 - Photo by Li Lay/Xinhua

Cambodia and Sri Lanka signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on Thursday to boost bilateral relations in politics, trade and investment, a Cambodian senior official said.

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena presided over the signing ceremony after their meeting at the Peace Palace, said Eang Sophalleth, a personal assistant to Hun Sen.

"During the meeting, the two leaders also agreed to work together to promote bilateral cooperation in education, culture, tourism, trade, and civil aviation," Sophalleth told reporters after the meeting.

Trade volume between Cambodia and Sri Lanka is relatively low.

 According to a Cambodian Ministry of Commerce report, the two-way trade volume was valued at 3.9 million US dollars last year.

On the tourism side, some 2,079 Sri Lankans visited Cambodia in the first half of 2019, up 21 per cent over the same period last year, said a Cambodian Ministry of Tourism data.

Sirisena arrived in Phnom Penh on Wednesday for a four-day state visit at the invitation of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni.

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