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Cambodia, Nepal PMs call for direct flight

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Passengers at Phnom Penh International Airport. KT/Chor Sokunthea

Cambodia and Nepal this week stressed the importance of establishing a direct flight to achieve their tourism potential.

During a meeting Monday between the Cambodian and Nepali prime ministers, calls for a direct air connection between the countries were made.

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that a direct flight is necessary to realise the immense potential in the tourism sector.

“Cambodia has the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap and Nepal is the place where Buddha was born. The tourism sector in each country will benefit immensely from establishing a direct flight.”

Nepali Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli also stressed the importance of establishing a direct flight. “Cooperation to establish a direct flight to boost the tourism sector is important. I wish to see the direct flight become a reality soon.”

Cambodia and Nepal signed an Air Service Agreement in December, allowing airlines to operate flights between the two nations.

According to the Ministry of Tourism, 3,102 Nepali tourists visited Cambodia in 2018, an increase of 9.9 percent year-on-year.

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