Cambodia and Turkey to sign security agreement this week

This photo was taken on July 02 at Phnom Penh International Airport (Photo from Sar Kheng Faceook page)

Sar Kheng’s visit follows Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Turkey last October


PHNOM PENH--Interior Minister Sar Kheng is to sign a security cooperation agreement with Turkey during a four-day visit to the country starting Sunday.


In a statement, the Ministry of Interior said Sar Kheng would hold bilateral talks with Turkish counterpart Suleyman Soylu and visit Turkish enforcement agencies.


Sar Kheng’s visit follows Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Turkey last October. 


During the visit, the two sides inked eight agreements covering different sectors including education, culture, tourism, water management, agriculture and investment.


More recently, Hun Sen met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a regional security conference Tajikistan in June. The two leaders pledged to boost annual bilateral trade to as much as $1 billion.


Cambodia established diplomatic ties with Turkey in 1959. Turkey opened its embassy in Phnom Penh in 2013. 

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