Cambodian Premier Meets Mexican President

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen held a bilateral talk with H.E. Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, President of the United Mexican States on June 17, a day prior to the G20 Summit, according to the National Television of Cambodia (TVK).

On the occasion, Samdech Techo Hun Sen expressed his thanks to Mexico for its promise to support Cambodia’s candidacy as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2013-2014 mandate.

The Cambodian premier was convinced that both countries will be able to boost more economic and trade exchanges as there has not been much economic exchange since they established their diplomatic relations in 1992.

Anyway, both nations have had good political relations as they have supported each other on the international arena, he said.

As the ASEAN Chair and President of the G20 Summit, both leaders also exchanged their views on different topics and challenges, especially on the economic and financial issues to ensure balance and sustainable growth.

On the occasion, Samdech Techo Hun Sen also thanked the Mexican president for having invited Cambodia, as the 2012 ASEAN Chair, to attend the G20 Summit to raise the ASEAN’s stance with an aim to jointly resolve facing challenges and build a world with development, economic growth, poverty alleviation, job creation and sustainable green environment.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen further drew the Mexican president’s attention on package solution of food and energy security, the food and fuel’s price inequality, and the impacts on the agricultural sector and food production due to the high price of fuel.

In reply, H.E. Felipe Calderon Hinojosa pledged to bring these issues to the G20 Summit and expressed his delight to strengthen the bilateral relationship and cooperation between Cambodia and Mexico.

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