Cambodia, Timor-Leste Discuss Cooperation Promotion
AKP Phnom Penh, August 06, 2022 -- H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia has met with H.E. Ms. Adaljiza Xavier Reis Magno, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, to discuss the cooperation promotion between both countries.
The bilateral meeting took place on Aug. 6, on the margins of the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings, in Phnom Penh.
According to H.E. Chum Sounry, Secretary of State and Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Foreign Minister Adaljiza Xavier Reis Magno expressed great pleasure with the announcement by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, during the opening ceremony of the 55th ASEAN Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings in support of the accession of Timor-Leste into ASEAN. She also congratulated Cambodia on the success in hosting the above-mentioned meetings.
The two Foreign Ministers discussed the suitable date and the preparation for the State Visit of the President of Timor-Leste to Cambodia and concurred to organise some events to celebrate this year the 20th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between both countries. Both sides also emphasised on the need to deepen bilateral relations through regular consultations and early conclusion of pending MoU on trade and tourism cooperation.
Deputy PM Prak Sokhonn highlighted the process to be followed for Timor-Leste’s accession into ASEAN as well as the necessary preparation for becoming ASEAN member.
By C. Nika