During the meeting, H.E. Surapong Tovichakchaikul told Samdech Techo Hun Sen that Thailand is willing to maintain the good relationship between the two peoples, particularly through mutual trust building between the two countries’ leaders, Ieng Sophalet, Samdech Hun Sen’s Assistant, told reporters upon the meeting.
The Thai foreign minister also extended Thai Prime Minister H.E. Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra’s invitation to Samdech Techo Hun Sen to pay an official visit to Thailand in an appropriate time, he added.
The Thai top diplomat was on a visit to Phnom Penh Capital City of Cambodia to attend the 1st Ministerial Meeting of the Joint Committee on Border Area Development and Connectivity between Cambodia and Thailand held here on Tuesday to seek cooperation for development along the common border of the two countries.
The meeting was co-chaired by Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H.E. Hor Namhong and his Thai counterpart H.E. Surapong Tovichakchaikul, and was attended by both sides’ ministers of defense, agriculture, transport, commerce, and health as well as governors of provinces along the border of the two countries.
The above-mentioned meeting was held on the initiative of Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart H.E. Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra.
In reply, Samdech Techo Hun Sen thanked his Thai counterpart for the invitation and said he would arrange a proper time to visit Thailand.
He also recommended the Joint Committee on Border Area Development and Connectivity between Cambodia and Thailand to push forward the mine and UXOs clearance along the common border of the two countries.