Hungary (FN), June 14 – Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary László Kövér claimed that he wanted to see a strengthened relations and cooperation between Cambodia-Hungary National Assembly, speaking in a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on 14 June.

László Kövér claimed that he was the first Hungarian Speaker of the National Assembly to visit Cambodia and witness peace and development of the kingdom.

"Hungary will continue to strengthen all-sector cooperation, particularly tourism, education, culture, and people-to-people ties," he stated.

Prime Minister conveyed felicitations to Hungary for winning the elections.

The premier invited László Kövér for another official visit to the kingdom and attend the ASEM 2020 in Phnom Penh. He also requested Hungary to sign MoU on expanding cooperation between the National Assembly of both countries.

Strongman Hun Sen also requested for Cambodian National Assembly delegations to visit Hungary at the invitation of László Kövér.

Cambodia and Hungary established diplomatic ties on 20 September 1956 but was interrupted Phnom Penh fell into Khmer Rouge regime in 1975.

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that although the two countries had previously closed embassies in their respective countries, both will reopen the embassies in 2021 in order to strengthen the relations and expand comprehensive cooperation on economic, trade and tourism sectors.

During this 2019 official visit of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia-Hungary signed three agreements, including:

(1) Agreement between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Government of Hungary on Economic Cooperation;

(2) Education Exchange Program between the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the Ministry of Human Resources of Hungary for 2020-2022; and

(3) a Memorandum of Understanding on Human Resource Development Cooperation between Cambodian National Institute of Tourism and the University of Milton Friedman University in Hungary.