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Indonesia and Cambodia mark 60 years of friendship

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The event was attended by more than 50 dignitaries, Head of Missions/Diplomatic representatives and high officials/businessmen. KT/Yeun Punlue

A Friendly Golf event marking 60 years of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and the kingdom of Cambodia took place at the Grand Phnom Penh Golf Club yesterday morning and was attended by more than 50 participants, dignitaries, Head of Missions/Diplomatic representatives and high officials/businessmen from both countries.

“I hope this Friendly Golf [event] can strengthen the relationship between Indonesia and Cambodia but also [act] as an Ambassador of Sportsmanship, said Sudirman Haseng, Indonesian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia. “Each of us has a mission that today goes beyond the game. It starts with respect, mutual understanding, and the true spirit of friendship,” he added.

The competition was officially opened by the Ambassador alongside guest of honour Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister/Defense Minister of Cambodia.

The event forms part of an increase in partnerships between the two countries in this anniversary year.

Indonesian low-cost carrier Citilink touched down at Phnom Penh International Airport earlier this month, marking a new milestone in connecting the two countries for the first time since 1969, when the two countries first signed an air service agreement.

Cambodia and Indonesia are set to jointly organise a trade exhibition to be held in Siem Reap province this month, a concerted effort to boost bilateral trade and investment.

In 2018, over 55,700 Indonesians visited Cambodia while almost 9,000 Cambodians travelled in the opposite direction.

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