Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - South Korea’s Moon Jae-in to visit Kingdom

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in to visit Kingdom

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will pay a state visit to Cambodia from March 14-16, the Foreign Ministry announced. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in to visit Kingdom

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will pay a state visit to Cambodia from March 14-16 at the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced on Monday.

An audience with the King and a meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen are among Moon’s agenda during his visit, the ministry said in a press release.

The release said Moon and Hun Sen will “discuss ways to further enhance bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields, and also exchange views on regional and international issues of common concern and interest”.

Following their meeting, the two leaders will witness the signing of a number of agreements and make a joint press announcement, it read.

Moon and Hun Sen, the release further said, are expected to preside over the Cambodia-Republic of Korea Business Forum.

The joint event was planned to coincide with Moon’s visit. Its planning was chaired by the presidents of Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) – Kith Meng – and the Korea International Trade Association – Tiger Min-sok Chu, said a post on CCC’s Facebook page.

The event aims to encourage greater investment, trade and economic exchange between the two countries.

“His Excellency Moon Jae-in’s first visit to Cambodia will be an important milestone in Cambodia-Republic of Korea bilateral relations and will significantly strengthen friendship and increase the scope and depth of the cooperation between the two countries,” the release read.

Meas Nee, a political analyst, welcomed the visit, saying that it is a good sign for both countries.

“The visit will reflect strengthened bilateral cooperation and relationship between Cambodia and the Republic of Korea,” Nee said.


  • Breaking: US House passes 'Cambodia Democracy Act'

    The US House of Representatives in Washington, DC, on Monday, passed the “HR 526 Cambodia Democracy Act”, also known as the Cambodia Democracy Act of 2019. If signed off by the president, the bill will allow two major sets of action to be taken against high-ranking Cambodian

  • Shanxi wins bid to build sections of new Siem Reap airport

    Shanxi Mechanization Construction Group recently won the bid to build two sections of the new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport project in Cambodia for 290 million yuan ($42.16 million). The existing Angkor International Airport in Siem Reap, 5km from the famous ancient temple complex and world tourism

  • ‘Zero-dollar’ tours under fire

    Minister of Tourism Thong Khon has blamed “zero-dollar” tour operators for the decrease in foreign tourists to Angkor Archaeological Park in the first half of this year and has called for action against them. Angkor Archaeological Park received 1.24 million foreign visitors in the first half

  • Breaking: Rubbish found packed inside 83 containers at S'ville port

    Eighty-three containers packed with rubbish were broken open at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port by joint authorities on Tuesday. The origin of the containers has yet to be ascertained, Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said. Pheaktra, who is also the ministry’s secretary of state, said