Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz is in Phnom Penh on an official visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia, the last stage of a Southeast Asia tour that also included Vietnam and Laos.According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, during his stay in this city, which will last until October 6, the head of Government will be received in audience by King Norodom Sihamoni.
He will also pay courtesy visits to Say Chhum, President of the Senate, and Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly and will meet with his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen, with whom he will witness the signing of documents that will enable to expand bilateral cooperation in sports, education, and culture, among other areas.
During his visit Marrero, has stated that his Ministry, values the importance of his stay to reaffirm the long-standing friendly relations between Cambodia and Cuba.
A little over a week ago, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen visited Havana, becoming the first high-ranking Cambodian leader to travel to the island since Cuba’s accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) two years ago.
During that visit, Hun Sen and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel witnessed the signing of several agreements in the health, sports, and international relations sectors.
Cambodia and Cuba established diplomatic relations on April 15, 1960.