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Oz foreign secretary visits Kingdom Jun 12

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Kathryn Campbell, secretary of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is visiting Cambodia until June 14. AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY

Oz foreign secretary visits Kingdom Jun 12

Kathryn Campbell, secretary of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is visiting Cambodia from June 12 to 14 to discuss bilateral and regional cooperation.

The Australian embassy in Phnom Penh said in a June 11 statement that the visit comes as the two nations celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations and at a time when Cambodia is the rotating chair of ASEAN for 2022.

The press release said Campbell will meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn, among other senior officials, on her visit.

She will also meet with Kao Kim Hourn, minister delegate attached to the prime minister, and Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice-President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA).

“Australia and Cambodia have had a strong and lasting relationship for 70 years. We look forward to continuing to work together to address regional and global challenges and support Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship of 2022. The ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific of open support with inclusiveness and resilience is critical to our region,” it said.

The foreign ministry confirmed in a statement that Sokhonn will meet with Campbell at 10:30am on June 13.

Ministry secretary of state Chum Sounry told The Post on June 12 that Sokhonn and Campbell will discuss cooperation between the two nations in bilateral and regional frameworks while both countries mark the anniversary.

“[Sokhonn and Campbell] are expected to exchange views on regional and international issues of common interest,” he said.

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