Cambodia, Hungary sign 3 deals to boost bilateral ties

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PHNOM PENH, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia and Hungary signed here on Tuesday three documents to boost bilateral ties and cooperation in civil aviation, agriculture and water management, a Cambodian official told Xinhua on Wednesday.

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen presided over the signing ceremony of the deals, which were made between his ministers and visiting Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, said Eang Sophalleth, a personal assistant to Hun Sen.

The signed documents included a bilateral air service agreement, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on water management and a MoU on agricultural cooperation, he said.

Prior to the signing event, Hun Sen met with Szijjarto, discussing ways to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation for mutual interest.

"They agreed to work together to promote bilateral cooperation in clean water, information technology, animal farming, agriculture and fisheries," Sophalleth said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Szijjarto also held talks with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn before they jointly opened the Office of the Hungarian Embassy in Phnom Penh.

Sokhonn said that the visit reflected Hungary's strong commitment to further strengthen long-standing friendship and close cooperation with Cambodia and that the commitment is also shared by Cambodia.

"The official opening of Office of the Embassy of Hungary in Phnom Penh and the signing of three documents of bilateral cooperation on water management, agriculture, and air services today are all testimony of this shared commitment," he said in a press briefing after their talks.

Sokhonn said Cambodia and Hungary believed in the principles of international law as enshrined in the United Nations charter and stand for the strengthening of multilateralism in due respect to the sovereignty of states.

Szijjarto arrived in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Tuesday morning for an official visit. Enditem

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