External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives in Cambodia for bilateral talks

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who arrived yesterday on her first official visit to Cambodia, held bilateral talks with the Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prak Sokhonna on Wednesday.

Swaraj is scheduled to meet Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and President of Senate Say Chhum as part of her two-day visit to the South-East Asian nation

Swaraj, on Tuesday also met numerous foreign dignitaries from Japan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in order to strengthen bilateral relations and strategic partnership with the respective nations. She also co-chaired the 16th meeting of the Joint Commission in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, along with Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh. Numerous Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were also signed between the two countries.

The aim of Swaraj’s visit to Cambodia is to deepen India’s strategic cooperation with one of the key ASEAN countries amidst China’s rising influence in the region.

On her four-day two-nation tour, she was received by Indian Ambassador to Cambodia, Manika Jain, and other senior officials at the Phnom Penh international airport on Tuesday.