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Foreign Minister hopes trip to Indonesia will boost relations

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Cambodia and Indonesia first established diplomatic relations in the 1960s. KT/Mai Vireak

Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn will travel to Indonesia for a three-day goodwill visit to boost bilateral ties between the two countries from tomorrow until Saturday, according to a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday.

“During the visit, the minister will pay a courtesy call to Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla and will hold official talks with his Indonesian counterpart Retno L.P. Marsudi,” the statement read.

It added Mr Sokhonn’s visit was expected to be an important step to further enhance cooperation on both bilateral and multilateral frameworks.

Cambodia and Indonesia have shared close military cooperation over the years and the Indonesian armed forces have continuously provided training and assistance to the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces.

The two nations first established diplomatic relations in the 1960s.

Indonesia also played an active role in the 1991 Paris Peace Accords.

According to figures from the Indonesian embassy, Indonesia exported $435 million in goods to the kingdom in 2015, while Cambodia exported only $15 million to Indonesia.

Indonesia’s exports included garments, spare parts, chemicals, medicine and tobacco, while Cambodia mostly exported garments and food.

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