PM Anwar on a day visit to Cambodia

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PUTRAJAYA:The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will undertake his maiden official visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia on 27th March 2023 at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said, during the course of the visit, Prime Minister is scheduled to have a royal audience with the King of Cambodia, His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni.
“Prime Minister will also have a bilateral meeting with Hun Sen.

Both leaders will deliberate on the expansion of bilateral cooperation to further consolidate the Malaysia-Cambodia longstanding ties. As part of the official programme, Prime Minister will meet the President of the Senate and the President of the National Assembly of Cambodia,” the statement said.

Prime Minister will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abd Kadir; Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs), Senator Datuk Setia Dr. Mohd Na’im Mokhtar; Minister of Human Resources, V. Sivakumar and senior government officials.

The statement added, a special Iftar hosted by Hun Sen with Muslim scholars and communities has been organised in honour of the Prime Minister. During the Iftar Prime Minister is expected to hand-over a contribution of Al-Quran translated into Khmer and English languages to the Muslim communities in Cambodia.

According to the statement, the official visit by the Prime Minister reflects the warm and friendly relations between Malaysia and Cambodia, bilaterally and within the framework of ASEAN.

“The visit will also enable Malaysia and Cambodia to have the opportunity to explore joint initiatives in new emerging areas that will contribute to sustainable economic recovery in both countries,” the statement said.

In 2022, Cambodia was Malaysia’s 58th largest trading partner globally and the eight largest in ASEAN. Total bilateral trade between Malaysia and Cambodia was recorded at USD 683.6 million in 2022, an increase of 20.8 per cent in comparison to the total trade in 2021 of USD 566.1 million. – Malaysia World News


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