North Korean Foreign Minister Paek Nam Son on Monday ended a three-day visit to Cambodia with agreements on both sides to boost trade cooperation and technology transfers, Cambodian officials said.
“We will further discuss the transfer of technology from North Korea, and Cambodia has resources useful to Korea in return,” Foreign Minister Hor Namhong told reporters at Pochentong Airport, according to Agence France-Presse.
The move follows an agreement made Sunday between the two foreign ministers for Cambodia and North Korea to exchange trade delegations. No dates were given for either initiative.
In a meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Council of Ministers shortly before his departure, Paek Nam Son expressed his surprise at the “remarkable success Cambodia has had in bringing about peace and economic development,” Hun Sen spokesman Eang Sophalleth told reporters after the meeting.
The visiting dignitary also praised Cambodia for reemerging on the world’s diplomatic stage after the end of civil war in 1998.
Paek Nam Son was slated to return to Pyongyang, ending a regional tour that included an Asean ministerial meeting.