Cambodia, Uganda Vow To Boost Bilateral Ties, Cooperation

Cambodia, Uganda Vow To Boost Bilateral Ties, Cooperation

PHNOM PENH, Feb 7 (NNN-AKP) – Cambodia and the East African nation of Uganda, vowed yesterday, to boost bilateral ties and cooperation for mutual interest, according to a foreign ministry’s press statement.

The commitment was made during a meeting in Phnom Penh between Cambodian foreign ministry’s secretary of state, Chum Sounry, and visiting Uganda’s minister of state for foreign affairs, Henry Okello Oryem, the statement said.

Both sides had an exchange of views and discussion on the promotion of relations, in both bilateral and multilateral frameworks, between the two countries, it said.

The two senior officials “shared the commitment to deepen cooperation in the fields of trade, investment and tourism, as well as, to push for the direct interactions between the two countries’ Chamber of Commerce,” the statement said.

Both sides also took the opportunity to discuss cooperation in international arenas, it said, adding that, Sounry expressed deep appreciation for Uganda’s successful hosting of the third G77 Summit and the 19th Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), held recently in Kampala.

He also assured Oryem that Cambodia, as a founding member of NAM, stands ready to offer full support and cooperation, so that Uganda can carry out successfully its mission as chair of NAM from 2024 to 2027.

During the meeting, Oryem, who is paying a visit to Cambodia from Feb 4 to today, also shared the view that, both sides should consider working towards signing some bilateral documents, including a memorandum of understanding on bilateral consultations, the statement said.– NNN-AKP

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