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Cambodia and Singapore to Strengthen and Expand Bilateral Cooperation



Cambodia and Singapore will further strengthen and expand their bilateral cooperation in the fields of politics, trade, economy, defence, security, energy and Tourism.

This is the spirit of the bilateral meeting between Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia, and his Singaporean counterpart H.E. Lee Hsien Loong in Melbourne on Mar. 5, on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Relations.

In the meeting, both leaders recalled their first meeting at the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia in September 2023, and discussed the cooperation in key areas such as politics, trade and economy, tourism, energy security, and defence and security. They also exchanged views on the promotion of cooperation on high-level exchanges of visit, connectivity, people-to-people relations, and so on.

In political sector, the two leaders noted the importance and benefits of resuming political consultations and agreed to push for a second round of political consultations between Cambodia and Singapore in the near future.

For trade and economy, the two leaders agreed to promote better relations by encouraging cooperation between relevant ministries and institutions of the two countries for initiatives and specific actions.

The two leaders also agreed to boost defence and security cooperation, which contributes to the fight against cybercrime, online gambling, etc.

Regarding energy security, Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet informed his Singaporean counterpart that during the recent meeting with the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the Malaysian side agreed and supported the submarine power transmission project (Laos-Cambodia-Singapore) across the Malaysian seabed.


(Source: AKP Phnom Penh, March 05, 2024: https://akp.gov.kh/post/detail/300322)


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