Hun Sen to visit Hungary this week

  • Thmey Thmey
  • June 10, 2019 8:40 AM

PHNOM PENH --Prime Minister Hun Sen will pay an official visit to Hungary on Thursday and Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said.

In a statement released Monday, the ministry said Hun Sen would hold bilateral talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán “to promote and strengthen the existing bilateral relations and close cooperation in multilateral fora.”  

The two sides will also sign an economic cooperation agreement and an agreement on education programme exchanges, the statement said.

Cambodia and Hungary established diplomatic relations in 1956 and Hungary was one of the first countries to recognize the People's Republic of Kampuchea following the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979.

Hungary has continued to provide assistance to Cambodia and the two countries have regular political and diplomatic exchanges.

Both sides have pledged to expand trade and investment ties. Two-way trade was $4 million in 2017. 

During a meeting with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn in Budapest in December, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said Hungary was considering plans to restore its diplomatic presence in Cambodia. 

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