Thai Foreign Affairs Minister Maris Sangiampongsa will visit Cambodia on June 27 to enhance relations and seek ways to expand cooperation between the two countries.

The visit comes at the invitation of Sok Chenda Sophea, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

During the trip, Sangiampongsa will meet with Senate president Hun Sen and Prime Minister Hun Manet, according to a June 24 press release from the foreign affairs ministry.  

It said Sangiampongsa will hold bilateral talks with Chenda Sophea, who also serves as deputy prime minister.

“The foreign ministers will exchange views on how to strengthen ties and explore ways to expand cooperation after the two countries elevated bilateral relations to a strategic partnership in February 2024. 

“They also expect to touch on regional and international issues of common interest and concern,” said the press release. 

According to a June 24 press release from the Foreign Ministry of Thailand, during the meeting, Sangiampongsa and Chenda Sophea will follow up on the progress of bilateral cooperation discussed by the leaders of the two nations. 

“This includes, among others, the upgrade of bilateral relations to a strategic partnership, trade and investment, development of border areas, labour, education and development cooperation,” it said. 

The press release said Sangiampongsa will also meet with representatives of the Thai business community and Thai government agencies under Team Thailand in Cambodia.