New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday (May 18), held a virtual meeting with Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.
The two leaders held discussions on the entire range of bilateral issues, including cooperation in trade and investment, human resource development, defence and security, development cooperation and connectivity.
An MEA release said post-pandemic economic recovery and people-to-people ties came up during the meeting. They expressed satisfaction at the pace of bilateral cooperation.
PM Hun Sen emphasised the importance that Cambodia attaches to its relations with India. Prime Minister Modi reciprocated the sentiment and stressed Cambodia’s valued role in India’s Act East policy.
The leaders reviewed the robust development partnership between both countries, including capacity building programmes and Quick Impact Projects under the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation framework.
Prime Minister Modi also highlighted the historical and civilisational links between the two countries and expressed his happiness at India’s involvement in restoring Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear temples in Cambodia, which depict the cultural and linguistic connection between the two countries.
Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked India for providing 3.25 lakh doses of Indian-manufactured Covishield vaccines to Cambodia under Quad Vaccine Initiative.
The release said that two leaders complimented each other on the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between India and Cambodia being celebrated this year.
As part of these celebrations, Prime Minister Modi invited His Majesty the King of Cambodia and Her Majesty Queen Mother to visit India at a mutually convenient time.
The two leaders also exchanged views on regional and global issues of shared interest.