Red Carpet Treatment for Hun Sen in Bangladesh

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s three-day visit to Bangladesh continued Monday, with his high-level delegation expected to sign three agreements and a memorandum of understanding Tuesday to bolster bilateral cooperation, Mr. Hun Sen’s personal adviser, Sry Thamrong, said Monday.

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited Cambodia in 2001, but this is Mr. Hun Sen’s first visit official visit to Bangladesh.

The red carpet was rolled out at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka as the delegation arrived under a guard of honor, photographs on state media agency AKP showed.

At around 3 p.m., Mr. Hun Sen planted a tree at the National Mausoleum in the capital city of Dhaka during a busy day of ceremonial engagements, according to Bangladesh’s News Today.

An MOU to exchange scientific and technical expertise in the field of agriculture will also be signed, with News Today reporting that the Bangladeshi government is seeking a long-term lease of land in Cambodia for its citizens to engage in contract rice farming.

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, Agriculture Minister Ouk Rabun and Culture Minister Phoeurng Sackona were all part of Mr. Hun Sen’s delegation, which is set to return on Wednesday.

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