Cambodia, Myanmar direct flight on the table

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Cambodia and Myanmar last week discussed the possibility of establishing a direct flight between the cities of Bagan and Siem Reap, both home to Unesco-listed cultural sites.

The issue was discussed on Friday by Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Prak Sokhonn and U Kyaw Tin, Myanmar’s Union Minister for International Cooperation, during the 2nd Meeting of the Cambodia-Myanmar Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation in Nay Pyi Taw, according to a press release from the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Both sides discussed the possibility of establishing direct flights connecting Siem Reap and Bagan to increase the number of tourists visiting the two countries as well as enhancing communication between people,” the press release said.

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To strengthen tourism cooperation between the countries, Myanmar agreed to promote the ‘Angkor-Bagan’ – or ‘Two Ancient Towns’ – campaign, according to the press release.

Moreover, noting the growth in bilateral trade in 2018, both sides agreed to discuss the possibility of formulating new bilateral agreements on economic cooperation, and accelerating negotiations on double taxation agreements and on counteracting the falsification of income tax returns, according to the press release.

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