Phnom Penh (FN), July 16 – The Royal Government of Cambodia and Principality of Monaco Monaco established an official diplomatic relations on 11 July 2019, according to a joint statement signed on 11 August 2019 at the Embassy of the Principality of Monaco in France.

The signing ceremony was presided over by Dr. Chem Widhya, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Cambodia to France, and Christophe Steiner, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Monaco to France.

The diplomatic ties between the two countries will promote mutual understanding and strengthen relationships, friendship, and cooperation between their peoples, following the purposes and the principles of the United Nations Charter and the international law; particularly, the respect and promotion of peace and international security, equality, national sovereignty, independence, international treaties, territorial integrity, and non-interference in the internal affairs.

Cambodia-Monaco diplomatic relations will be based on the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 18 April 1961.

To date, Cambodia has established diplomatic relations with 172 countries with a total of 60 overseas representative offices. As of 2018, Cambodia has signed a visa exemption agreement for holders of diplomatic and official passports with 34 countries.