Cambodia requests Malaysia’s support for subsea power cables

PHNOM PENH: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet has requested Malaysia's support for the building of subsea power transmission cables, which would cross the sea border between the two countries. The cables are part of a green power project between Cambodia and Singapore.

Prime Minister Hun Manet met with his Malaysian counterpart, H.E. Dato' Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim, on the sidelines of the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia. During the meeting, he raised the request for Malaysia's support for the subsea power cables.

Prime Minister Ibrahim congratulated Prime Minister Hun Manet on his appointment as Prime Minister of Cambodia and said that he looked forward to further strengthening the relations between the two countries.

Prime Minister of Malaysia also discussed ways to further enhance the cooperation between both nations in the fields of politics, trade, investment, education, energy security, employment, and prevention and fight against transnational crimes and cybercrime.

expressed his gratitude to the Government of Malaysia for supporting Cambodia's candidacy for membership of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for 2028-2030 and of the Organisational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission (OCPBC) for 2025-2026 within the framework of the United Nations.

The total merchandise trade volume between Cambodia and Malaysia reached $620.37 million in 2022, up 23.3% from the previous year. Cambodian exports accounted for 18.03% of this total, down 2.11 percentage points from 2021.

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