Phnom Penh (FN), Oct. 28 – Hungarian President Janos Ader commended Cambodia on rapid development, public administration reform, and effective legislature.

The commendation was conveyed in a meeting with President of Senate Samdech Say Chhum on Monday in Cambodia.

President of Hungary said it is the first time in 30 years history for Hungarian president to pay state visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia since 1999.

Samdech Say Chhum expressed his thanks for Hungary's support to Cambodia during the kingdom's economic and political isolations. He also thanked the Hungarian Government for its continued assistance on education from 1980s to the present.

Cambodian Senate President Say Chhum also conveyed regards to head of the Hungarian Parliament and invited him to lead the delegates to the Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP) meeting in Cambodia in 2020.

It is worth noting that Hungary's president and spouse arrived Cambodia on Sunday for a State Visit from 27-30 October 2019, at the invitation of His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni.

The president’s first visit to Cambodia marks an important milestone in Cambodia-Hungary bilateral relations and further reinforce the long-standing bonds of friendship and solidarity as well as the increase in scope and depth of cooperation between the two countries.

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