The Foreign Ministry announced that Cambodia will open an Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, in 2019. This will play an instrumental role in augmenting cooperation and partnership between the two countries.
Furthermore, Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn will pay an official visit to the Republic of Turkey from October 1 to 3.
He will hold talks with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, to discuss various issues of common interest and concern in the context of bilateral, regional and international cooperation. They will also discuss efforts to strengthen political trust and explore possibilities to improve mutual benefits.
Then they will witness the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between Cambodia’s National Institute of Diplomacy and Turkey’s Diplomacy Academy; afterwards a press conference will be held.
Minister Sokhonn will lay a wreath at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (Anitkabir, i.e. Memorial Tomb) and is scheduled to meet with members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Groups of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
Prime Minister Hun Sen recently announced that he also will pay an official visit to Turkey, the gateway between Europe and Asia, sometime after the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels (October 18 to 19).