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Hun Sen flies to India for visit

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Prime Minister Hun Sen boards his plane for the flight to India. Supplied

Prime Minister Hun Sen flew to India on Wednesday morning to join the Asean-India Summit and his official visit will last until Sunday.

Mr Hun Sen will lead a delegation that will meet key Indian leaders to discuss bilateral ties and strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

Minister Attached to the Prime Minister Sry Thamrong told reporters at Phnom Penh International Airport that on Wednesday afternoon Mr Hun Sen will visit India’s Ministry of Science and Technology.

He added that Mr Hun Sen will join the Asean-India Summit on Thursday and Republic Day celebrations on Friday.

Mr Thamrong added that Mr Hun Sen will pay separate courtesy calls on India’s President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

He added that the premier will also hold bilateral talks with India premier Narendra Modi and both countries will sign some documents after bilateral talks.

In 2016, Cambodia welcomed more than 46,000 Indian tourists. According to the Indian embassy in Cambodia, diplomatic relations were started in the 1950s but were later suspended during the Khmer Rouge regime. Cooperation resumed in 1981 after the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979.

Full story in Thursday’s paper.

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