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Indian External Affairs Minister to visit Kingdom

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India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Supplied

India’s Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj is set to visit Cambodia from Tuesday to Thursday as part of her four-day official visit to Cambodia and Vietnam.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Ms Swaraj will meet with Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Prime Minister Hun Sen during her visit.

She will discuss bilateral cooperation and exchanges on regional and international matters of common interests with Mr Sokhonn, and will also pay a courtesy call to Senate president Say Chhum.

Following the meetings, three documents will be signed in relation to the conservation and restoration of Preah Vihear temple, cooperation between respective health ministries, and a memorandum of understanding between the National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations and the Indian Foreign Service Institute.

“The visit of the External Affairs Minister to Vietnam and Cambodia will provide an opportunity to hold in-depth discussions with the political leadership on a wide range of global, regional and bilateral issues and advance our strategic engagement with these countries,” the External Affairs Ministry of India said in a statement.

Government spokesman Phay Siphan said he is not sure what will be discussed with Mr Hun Sen.

“She will come and sign a number of agreements with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and for the details of the meeting with the Prime Minister, I have no information now,” he said.

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