Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia hold a bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart H.E. Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Dec. 19 on the sidelines of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit taking place on Dec. 20-21 in New Delhi.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen expressed his satisfaction with the increasing trade exchange between the two countries and requested the Indian side to consider providing some US$57 million in loan for electricity transmission and irrigation system projects in Cambodia, according to a National Television of Cambodia (TVK)’s special envoy.
The Cambodian premier further asked the Indian side to establish direct flights from India to Cambodia to boost both countries’ tourism sector.
For his part, H.E. Dr. Manmohan Singh accepted the requests and expressed his thanks to Cambodia for its contribution to the strengthening of ASEAN-India cooperation, and congratulated Cambodia on the successful hosting of the 21st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in November, said the special envoy.
In 2010, the total trade exchange between Cambodia and India was only US$60.4 million, but in the first six months of 2012, the two-way trade has reached nearly US$200 million.