Cambodia, Turkey Committed to Promoting Collaboration

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Phnom Penh, September 18, 2023 --

Cambodia and Turkey have vowed to promote their collaboration, especially between the two countries' legislative and executive bodies.

The commitment was made in a courtesy meeting between Samdech Moha Rathsapheathika Thipadei Khuon Sudary, President of the National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia and H.E. Ms. Ülkü Kocaefe, Turkish Ambassador to Cambodia, at the NA Palace in Phnom Penh this morning.

Samdech Khuon Sudary underlined that Cambodia welcomed the strengthening and expansion of cooperation with Turkey as well as with other countries in order to achieve the 7th-mandate Royal Government’s plan to turn Cambodia into an upper middle-income economy by 2030 and a high-income nation by 2050.

The NA president congratulated H.E. Ms. Ülkü Kocaefe for her new role in Cambodia, stressing that the relations and cooperation between the two countries will be further deepened during her diplomatic mission in the Kingdom.

She asked Turkey to boost trade, human resource training, women empowerment, especially the bilateral relations between the two nations' legislative bodies.

H.E. Ms. Ülkü Kocaefe congratulated Samdech Thipadei Khuon Sudary on her role as the first female NA President in Cambodia; and appreciated her active contribution to enhancing Cambodian women’s capacity and women empowerment.

The Turkish diplomat also spoke highly of the significant increase in bilateral trade volume and people-to-people relations. Up to now, 60 Cambodian students has been studying Turkish language at the Yunus Emre Institute Turkish Cultural Centre in Cambodia.

Cambodia and Turkey have formed their diplomatic relations since 1959.