Cambodia, Brazil Discuss Ongoing Cooperation

date_range 07-Jun-2024
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His Excellency CHUM Sounry, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and His Excellency Ambassador Eduardo Paes Saboia, Secretary of Asia and the Pacific of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, discussed the ongoing cooperation between Cambodia and Brazil during a meeting held in Brasilia on 3 June 2024.

The two deputy foreign ministers shared satisfaction with the development in the bilateral relations and cooperation since the official visit to Cambodia by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, His Excellency Mauro Vieira, in October last year and discussed arrangements for a tentative official visit to Brazil this year by His Excellency SOK Chenda Sophea, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Cambodia and Brazil.

His Excellency CHUM Sounry and His Excellency Eduardo Paes Saboia updated each other of the progress in the process of establishing Embassies in their respective capitals to meet the growing trend in the relationship between the two nations. They also discussed ways to further enhance cooperation in trade, agriculture, education, tourism and people-to-people connections as well as the possibility of holding the 2nd Bilateral Consultations between the two countries’ foreign ministries in Cambodia next year.

Both deputy foreign ministers also touched on the ASEAN-Brazil relations, where Ambassador Eduardo Paes Saboia renewed Brazil’s appreciation for Cambodia’s support for Brazil to become ASEAN’s Sectoral Dialogue Partner in 2022 during Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship. His Excellency CHUM Sounry encouraged Brazil, as an important member of MERCOSUR, to move forward the ASEAN-MERCOSUR free trade arrangements for the interests of the two regions.