South Korean President Moon Jae-in is scheduled to have a week-long visit to three Asean countries, including Cambodia.
According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry statement, Mr Moon will be in Cambodia after he visits Brunei and Malaysia.
It said that his visit is an important milestone for the Kingdom’s foreign relations with South Korea.
“Moon Jae-in’s first visit to Cambodia will be an important milestone in Cambodia-Republic of Korea bilateral relations,” the ministry statement said. “It will significantly strengthen our friendship and increase the scope and depth of cooperation between the two countries.”
A South Korean embassy official said that Mr Moon will visit Brunei until March 12 to discuss the upcoming Korea-Asean Special Summit to be hosted later this year.
From March 12 to 14, Mr Moon will meet Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and King Sultan Abdullah to evaluate the progress of bilateral cooperation ahead of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
From March 14 to 16, Mr Moon will visit Cambodia and meet King Norodom Sihamoni and Prime Minister Hun Sen to discuss cooperation.
“A number of documents are expected to be signed,” the embassy official said, adding that Mr Moon will attend the Cambodia-Republic of Korea Business Forum in Siem Reap.
According to the Korean International Trade Association, trade with South Korea last year reached $890 million.