Cambodia, Türkiye to increase trade exchange and strengthen people-to-people relations

: The Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Türkiye have agreed to boost their bilateral trade exchange to US$1 billion in the future and the people-to-people relations through expansion of education cooperation and direct flights between the two nations.

The remarks were made by H.E. Ms. Ülkü Kocaefe while paying here at the Senate Palace this morning a courtesy call on Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo , President of the Senate of Cambodia.

The Turkish ambassador expressed her congratulations to Samdech Techo Hun Sen on his appointment as Senate President, hoping to see the relationship between the two countries' parliament will be brought to a new level.

In reply, Samdech Techo Hun Sen spoke highly of the relationship between Cambodia and Türkiye and was convinced that the goal of US$1-billion trade exchange will be achieved.

Regarding direct flights between Türkiye and Cambodia, he continued, it would be possible for tourists from neighbouring Türkiye to use Türkiye as a starting point for their travel to Cambodia.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen reaffirmed his commitment to further tighten the parliamentary relations between both countries, stressing that in this fifth legislature, the Senate of Cambodia will focus on foreign affairs.

He took the opportunity to invite the president of the Turkish Parliament to attend an Inter-Parliamentary Forum on Tolerance and Peace and the 12th General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) to be hosted by Cambodia in November this year.

Samdech Thipadei Prime Minister of Cambodia will chair the ICAPP General Assembly, and Samdech Techo Hun Sen will be invited to be the Honorary Chairman.

The Senate President and H.E. Ambassador of Türkiye also discussed regional and international issues of common concern, especially the Russia-Ukraine war and the situation in the Middle East.

Cambodia and Türkiye mark this year the 65th anniversary of the embellishment of their diplomatic ties.

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