Phnom Penh (FN), Aug. 4 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen and Indian external affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar touched on an expansion of the potential of Cambodia-India trade and investment.

According to the premier’s personal secretary Eang Sophalleth, Jaishankar expressed his intention to foster cooperation on the road connections from India across Myanmar, Thailand to Cambodia. He also expressed his desire to foster cooperation within the ASEAN framework and Mekong-Lancang cooperation such as economy, tourism, defense, clear-mining, investment and community development, as well as the temples restoration.

In response, the premier welcomed all objectives of the cooperation mentioned above. Samdech also encouraged the completion of technical studies to promote Cambodia-India free trade agreements as well as investment protection agreements.

Samdech Hun Sen also requested India to consider boosting direct flight from India to Cambodia to promote tourism and review Mekong-Lancang cooperation to elevate it to the highest level.