Phnom Penh (FN), April 24 – Cambodia and the Philippines plan to launch Manila-Siem Reap direct flights after the duo operate Manila-Phnom Penh direct flight, delegate minister Kao Kim Hourn told the press following outgoing Ambassador Christopher Baltazar Montero’s farewell call on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace on Wednesday morning.

The Ambassador commended Cambodia’s progress, especially the growth of high-rise buildings in the capital Phnom Penh.

Prime Minister Hun Sen took note of the good progress on Cambodia-Philippine relations. The Premier encourages the two countries to promote trade, saying he wants to see Cambodian rice entering the Philippine market.

Cambodia–Philippines relations were formally established in 1957. The two countries have concluded agreements on economic and trade relations, agricultural, agribusiness, and tourism cooperation.