His Excellency Michael Tan, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore and Mrs Grace Tan hosted Singapore’s 54th National Day Reception on 7 August 2019 at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal. His Excellency Dr Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, kindly graced the occasion as Guest-of-Honour.
Over 300 guests from the government, private sector and diplomatic corps attended the event, which featured a sumptuous spread of Singaporean food including chicken rice, laksa and satay! During his speech, Ambassador Tan highlighted that Singapore and Cambodia have enjoyed longstanding ties, with growing political exchanges.
Economic ties have also expanded over the years, with bilateral trade in 2018 reaching a high of US$4.8 billion. Ambassador Tan also welcomed an increase in people-to-people ties, with two-way tourism growing and more Singaporeans involved in community work.
Minister Hang Chuon Naron welcomed the good ties between both countries, and expressed appreciation for Singapore’s contributions to Cambodia’s human resource development and capacity building.