Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn yesterday urged the outgoing Pakistani ambassador to boost bilateral trade between their two countries.
Ambassador Amjad Ali Sher visited Mr Sokhonn at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday to bid him farewell.
Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong told reporters after the meeting that both parties discussed expanding cooperation in commercial, cultural and political fields.
Mr Sokhonn noted bilateral trade between the two countries remained low, at just $30 million per year.
“Minister Prak Sokhonn urged more investors from Pakistan to invest in Cambodia, including in the tourism sector,” Mr Kuong said.
Mr Sokhonn also said he will work closely with the successor of Mr Ali Sher.
Mr Kuong said Mr Sokhonn also thanked Pakistan for training Cambodian officials in diplomatic affairs, finance, railway management and in the health sector.
In response, Mr Ali Sher praised the development of the Kingdom.
“The ambassador said Pakistan remains committed to providing skills training to Cambodian officials,” Mr Kuong said.
Mr Kuong noted that Mr Ali Sher also invited Prime Minister Hun Sen to pay an official visit to Pakistan in order to boost cooperation.
Mr Sokhonn said the premier will look into finding an appropriate time to visit Pakistan.
In October, a high-level Pakistani military delegation visited the Kingdom to forge ties with the Cambodian army in a first for both armies.
Lieutenant General Muhammad Chiragh Haider, chief of staff of General Command Headquarters of Pakistan, held bilateral meetings with senior military officers over a few days.