Cambodian FM concludes visit to neighboring Thailand
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on Friday concluded his two-day official visit to neighboring Thailand.
The Cambodian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Sokhonn and his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai “attached great importance to the joint endeavors to realize the bilateral trade target of 15 billion U.S. dollars by 2025.”
The two presided over the soft opening of the Cambodia-Thailand Friendship Bridge (Stung Bot – Ban Nong lan), which would contribute to intensified flow of cross-border trade and investment as well as improved connectivity and well-being among the two peoples, it added.
On tourism, both sides agreed to further enhance collaboration under the slogan “Two Kingdoms, One Destination.” On security and defense, they attached significance to the peaceful settlement of the border disputes with a view to jointly building a boundary of peace, friendship, cooperation and development.
As Cambodia and Thailand are steadfast in realizing the goal of mine-free land by 2025 and 2026 respectively, both sides underlined the importance of early conclusion of demining operations along the perimeter, as instructed by the two countries’ top leaders, the statement said.
During the visit, Sokhonn also paid a courtesy call on Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the statement said.