India, Cambodia to boost bilateral trade

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New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India and Cambodia on Friday agreed to boost bilateral trade and economic cooperation at the second meeting of the India-Cambodia Joint Commission held here after a gap of 10 years.

Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh chaired the Indian side while the Cambodian side was headed by Long Visalo, Secretary of State in the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

“The two sides reviewed the full gamut of bilateral cooperation which covers areas of agriculture, water management, energy, education and skill development, defence and security, culture and conservation and restoration of temples in Cambodia,” an External Affairs Ministry statement said.

“Both sides identified tourism and civil aviation as a new area of cooperation and also agreed to strengthen bilateral trade and economic cooperation including facilitation of Indian investments in Cambodia,” it said.

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According to the statement, Cambodia reiterated its support for India’s permanent membership in an expanded UN Security Council.



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