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British dignitary to meet with CPP, CNRP

British Secretary of State for Asia Hugo Swire was due to arrive in Cambodia last night for a two-day diplomatic visit to the country where he will meet Prime Minister Hun Sen as well as members of the opposition.

In a statement released on Wednesday by the British embassy, Swire said the visit would be used look at the potential for increasing trade with Cambodia.

“The visit is part of a sustained program of ministerial engagement with Southeast Asian countries to strengthen ties and build new links,” the statement said.

Bilateral trade and investment between the two countries is expected to hit $1 billion this year.

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