The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, in Phnom Penh, hosted a reception in commemoration of the 72nd Anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence at Raffles Hotel Le Royal. The event was attended by VIP guests from the government. The guest of honour was HE Ly Thuch, Senior Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Also in attendance were VIP guests from the private sector. “In bilateral trade and economic relations, I am delighted to state that our trade has been growing progressively,” said HE Pitono Purnomo, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia. “In the first semester of 2017, our trade value has reached $217 million, an increase of 20 percent compared with the same period in 2016. Meanwhile our total trade volume in 2016 has reached more than $450 million,” said HE Pitono Purnomo.