Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Czech envoy set to promote ties

Czech envoy set to promote ties

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) meets with Martin Vavra, the new ambassador of the Czech Republic at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on Monday. SPM

Czech envoy set to promote ties

During a recent meeting with the newly appointed ambassador of the Czech Republic to Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen discussed the strengthening of economic and human resource development ties between the two countries.

The meeting between Hun Sen and ambassador Martin Vavra was held at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on June 14.

“Samdech Techo Hun Sen asked the ambassador to promote cooperation in the fields of the economy, trade, investment and human resource development,” Hun Sen’s Facebook post said.

During the meeting, Vavra told Hun Sen that his current mission to Cambodia is to strengthen and develop the relationship between the two countries.

“The ambassador said the Czech Republic is passionate about Cambodia. On this basis, he promised Samdech Prime Minister Hun Sen that he would work to develop cooperation in politics, economics, trade and investment,” the post said.

“Martin Vavra also informed Samdech Techo Hun Sen that the Czech Republic will also help Cambodia in human resource development,” the Facebook post said.

Hun Sen thanked the Czech people and government for their assistance to Cambodia, the post said.

The Czech Republic has written off a large amount of the Kingdom’s debt while the remaining debt has been used to assist Cambodia with the construction of schools and the development of the social sector, noted the Facebook post.

The prime minister welcomed and congratulated Martin Vavra on his appointment as the ambassador of the Czech Republic to Cambodia.

Kin Phea, director of the Royal Academy of Cambodia’s International Relations Institute, told The Post on June 14 that cooperation in areas such as trade, economy or tourism is normally encouraged during such meetings. Phea welcomed the commitment, saying the trade volume between Cambodia and the Czech Republic has been small.

“We need to push for more in all areas so that the relationship can be deepened and more important,” he said.

In 2019, Hun Sen visited the Czech Republic to further strengthen ties.

The Czech government has listed Cambodia as one of six priority countries for development partners and has provided many scholarships to Cambodian students over the years. In the 2021-2022 academic year, the country provided 17 postgraduate scholarships in English to Cambodian students.

Cambodia and the Czech Republic – then Czechoslovakia – established diplomatic relations in 1956 under then-Prince Norodom Sihanouk. This year marks the 65th anniversary since the establishment of Czech-Cambodian diplomatic relations.

MOST VIEWED

  • Two luxury hotels latest quarantine options for inbound travellers

    The Inter-Ministerial Committee to Combat Covid-19 has designated two luxury hotels as alternative quarantine options for travellers who wish to enter Cambodia through Phnom Penh International Airport – Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence and the Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh. In a notice detailing guidelines issued

  • Visa A holders get to quarantine at Himawari Hotel

    The Ministry of Health has permitted foreign diplomats, UN and International NGO officials to undergo quarantine at Himawari Hotel in the capital in case they do not have a separate place suitable for this purpose, but the government would not be responsible for the expenses.

  • Jabs for kids bring hope for school reopenings

    Cambodia is tentatively planning to reopen schools – at least at the secondary level – when the vaccination of children aged 12-17 is completed, even though daily transmissions and deaths in other age groups remain high. Schools across the country have been suspended since March 20, one month

  • China denies Mekong hacking

    As the US and its allies joined hands last week to expose what they allege to be China’s Ministry of State Security’s malicious cyber activities around the world, the attention also turned to Cambodia with the US Department of Justice claiming that four

  • Governor: Covid subsides in capital

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng said the Covid-19 situation in the capital’s 14 districts has eased, with only two districts still recording a high number of infections. “Transmission cases in all districts are dropping, though they are relatively higher Meanchey and Por Sen Chey.

  • Hun Sen: Get 12-17 age group ready for Covid jabs

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has told parents of children aged 12-17 in Phnom Penh and the provinces of Kandal and Preah Sihanouk to get them ready for vaccinations soon. “There is a need to vaccinate children and youths aged 12 to 17. According to the statistics provided