Phnom Penh (FN), June 16 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak, and other senior government officials, has arrived home safe following the official visit to Hungary and attend the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), the Republic of Tajikistan from 13-15 June 2019.

At the invitation of H.E. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister Hun Sen paid an official visit to the Republic of Hungary from 13 to 14 June 2019.

During the visit, Prime Minister paid separate courtesy calls on Hungarian leaders and had bilateral talks with his Hungarian counterpart on a wide ranging issues with a view to promote and strengthen the existing bilateral relations as well as close cooperation in multilateral fora.

During this visit, two documents, namely the Agreement on Economic Cooperation and the Exchange of Education Programme, were signed.

At the invitation of President of the Republic of Tajikistan and the CICA Chairman Emomali Rahmon, from 2018 to 2020, Prime Minister attended the 5th CICA Summit, held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on 15 June 2019.

During the Summit, Premier Hun Sen delivered his remarks stressing on several important fields of common challenge to the Asian region, and share his insight views on how Asia could collectively tackle security, economic and political issues through strengthening trust and relations among the CICA Member States.

On the sidelines of the Summit, Prime Minister had bilateral meetings with Emomali Rahmon, President of Tajikistan, and other Heads of States and Governments from other participating countries.

CICA is a multinational forum with the objective to enhance cooperation among its Member States in the areas of peace, security, and stability in Asia and the world beyond. Currently, CICA has 26 Permanent Member States and Cambodia became a CICA member in 2011.