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Premier to visit France, while Russian visit in offing

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (left) looks at a display as he attends an exhibition earlier this month in Moscow. AFP

Premier to visit France, while Russian visit in offing

Prime Minister Hun Sen will travel to France for an official visit at the end of this week, state media reported yesterday, while Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is slated to arrive in the Kingdom for a high-level visit in late November.

Hun Sen will be in France from October 25 to 27 to sign six documents between the two countries, including an extradition treaty and a project to build two tourism training centres in the Kingdom, reported state news outlet AKP.

The Cambodian premier will meet French president François Hollande and bring a host of other key ministers along for the trip, including Foreign Minister Hor Namhong and Tourism Minister Thong Khon.

Nicolas Baudoin, French Embassy spokesman, confirmed the visit but declined to offer further details.

Hun Sen’s trip to Europe will coincide with opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Sam Rainsy’s presence there, although when asked yesterday if he planned on meeting Hun Sen, Rainsy said he was currently in neighbouring Switzerland.

AKP also reported that Russian premier Dmitry Medvedev would visit Cambodia during the Water Festival from November 24 to 26.

The visit would mark Russia’s highest-level visit to Cambodia yet, after Nikolay Nikiforov, its minister of communications and mass media, visited in July.

The Russian Embassy did not reply to a request for comment when contacted.

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