In a move taking ahead bilateral ties, Cambodia and Nepal signed four new agreements that would enhance economic, diplomatic and economic ties between the two countries.
The deal was signed during Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen’s recent visit to Kathmandu for the Asia-Pacific Summit 2018, last week.
“Prime Minister Hun Sen and Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli presided over a signing ceremony on the agreement of diplomatic visa exemptions, official passports, commercial flights and political, economic and cultural cooperation,” informed a post on Hun Sen’s Facebook account on December 01, 2018.
The post also read that the Cambodian PM held discussions with Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari on facilitating of direct flights between the two countries.
It is noteworthy that the two countries had also recently signed a new airlines agreement.
The new agreements are expected to expand the existing cooperation between the two countries in the field of commerce, investments and tourism, owing to their proximity.
“This agreement on direct flight will push and promote relations between governments and peoples of both countries. It makes it easier for Cambodians to visit the birth place of Buddha,” Sen reportedly said.
In response, Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli also lauded Sen and his team for visiting the Summit. “The visit of Prime Minister Hun Sen is historically important. Nepal and Cambodia have close and friendly relations,” read Oli’s statement.
As part of the Summit, Sen also presented his ideas on strengthening bilateral relations between the two nations, guarantee long-term peace and development, political facilitation and information distribution, countering extremism and avoiding discrimination.
Sen had also expressed Cambodia’s willingness to open its embassy in Kathmandu without speaking about the exact timelines for implementing the same.