Hun Sen in Laos For Two Days of Talks

Prime Minister Hun Sen left Phnom Penh on Thursday morning for a two-day trip to Laos at the invitation of Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, where they will hold high-level talks and sign a series of agreements on cooperation in the fields of health, law, culture and education, according to a press statement from the Foreign Ministry.

Mr. Hun Sen was accompanied by Cabinet Minister Sok An, Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana, Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron and Health Minister Mam Bun Heng among other officials.

“There will be discussion between high-ranking officials in both parties to strengthen friendship, brotherhood, and neighborliness in order to push cooperation up to the next level so that both countries can reach their potential,” said Srey Thamrong, personal assistant to Mr. Hun Sen.

The officials will also discuss a request by Laos to establish a consulate in Siem Reap City, as well as signing a cooperation agreement between Cambodian and Lao police, Mr. Thamrong said.

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