Phnom Penh (FN), Sep. 18 – Cambodian president of the National Assembly (NA) Khuon Sudary said that Cambodia welcomes further cooperation with Turkey as well as other friendly countries to achieve the Royal Government's plan to realize the vision of Cambodia becoming a high middle-income country by 2030 and reaching a high-income country by 2050.

Khuon Sudary received a courtesy call by Turkish ambassador to Cambodia Ülkü Kocaefe on Monday morning (Sep. 18) at the National Assembly.

National Assembly of Cambodia is satisfied with the bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries, Sudary told Ülkü Kocaefe.

Sudary warmly welcomed Ülkü Kocaefe and expressed optimism that under ambassador Ülkü Kocaefe’s diplomatic mission in the kingdom, Cambodia and Turkey will continue to strengthen the relations and cooperation for the benefit of the two countries as well as the interests of the two peoples.

NA president added that ambassador Ülkü Kocaefe ‘s current diplomatic mission in Cambodia is significant because of Cambodia's recent national election and leadership transition.

At the same time, the president requested Turkey to boost trade relations between the two countries, to train human resources, to promote women empowerment in Cambodia, especially to enhance bilateral relations between the two parliaments.

Ambassador Ülkü Kocaefe thanked president Khuon Sudary for allowing her and her colleagues to pay a courtesy call. She also congratulated the president for being the first woman elected as president of Cambodia’s National Assembly.

On the occasion, ambassador Ülkü Kocaefe briefed Sudary on the rapid development of cooperation between the two countries in recent years, with the trade volume between Cambodia and Turkey increasing significantly. As for people-to-people tiess, Turkey has opened a Turkish language training school in Cambodia and it is currently accommodating 60 young Cambodians.

Cambodia and Turkey have established diplomatic relations since 1959.