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Dec 13, 2018

Hungary’s FM meets Cambodian counterpart to build Southeast Asian relations

Péter Szijjártó met with Prak Sokhonn in Budapest on Wednesday to discuss bilateral ties and current affairs

The foreign minister has held talks with his Cambodian counterpart to build relations with the Asian country.

According to MTI, Péter Szijjártó met with Prak Sokhonn in Budapest on Wednesday to discuss bilateral ties and current affairs.

Following the meeting, Minister Szijjártó said Cambodia is part of the dynamically developing Southeast Asian region which can play into Hungary’s hands in strengthening bilateral cooperation.

The minister pointed out that Cambodia is in a region constantly exposed to natural disasters which can ultimately trigger migration, and highlighted Hungary’s policy objective of providing help where needed. In line with that policy objective Hungary will propose increasing EU allocations for Cambodia’s development and will urge closer cooperation between Brussels and the UN’s food and agriculture organization FAO in supporting the region’s development.

Minister Szijjártó said Hungary will open an ambassadorial office in Phnom Penh and provide training in diplomacy. In other areas of cooperation Hungary will share expertise in water management and its Eximbank will open a 64 million dollar credit line to support business partnerships.