Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 11 – At 18h45 on 10 June 2020, Prime Minister Hun Sen had a telephone conversation with His Excellency Narendra Modi of India to discuss on the joint efforts in fighting COVID-19 and on bilateral and regional relations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the effective measures taken by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Royal Government of Cambodia for achieving effective control of the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the press release issued by Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the two leaders agreed to continue the ongoing cooperation for helping each other’s expatriates and facilitating their evacuation.

On 12 June 2020, a chartered flight will bring 60 Cambodian nationals, including some students from India to Cambodia. Around 280 Indian nationals will return home this week, some of them already left Phnom Penh on the morning June 11, while the rest will depart from Cambodia on June 19.

Premier Hun Sen appreciated Modi and Indian Government's efforts in combating the pandemic and also expressed condolences for the loss of Indian people.