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Oct 29, 2019

Hungary and Cambodia to open embassies in each other’s capitals in 2021

Hungary and Cambodia will open embassies in each other’s capital cities in 2021, marking the 65th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations.

President János Áder has invited Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni to Hungary, following an official visit to the country this week

During a three-day visit to Phnom Penh, President Áder said Hungary and Cambodia will open embassies in each other’s capital cities in 2021, marking the 65th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations.

President Áder said that at his talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen he offered Hungary’s help to the Cambodian government in tackling challenges posed by population explosion in Phnom Penh. Problem areas the capital city of two million people has been struggling along include underdeveloped infrastructure, waste management and waste water treatment.

The President noted Hun Sen’s participation in the Budapest 2019 Water Summit earlier this month where the Cambodian premier had learnt about waste water purification technologies his country could use.

President Áder added that at their talks today they discussed financial frameworks Hungary could offer Cambodia to help utilize those technologies. Hungary’s help could be provided in the form of a tied-aid loan which both sides approved as beneficial, he said.

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