Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu on Monday welcomed Secretary of State with the Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry of the Kingdom of Cambodia Ouch Brith on a courtesy visit, who is in Romania for bilateral political-diplomatic consultations on a foreign ministry secretary of state level.
Melescanu highlighted, in context, the special importance the Romanian authorities attach to reviving the relations with the traditional partners in Asia, such as the Kingdom of Cambodia, reads a Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) release.
Melescanu appreciated the significance of the political-diplomatic consultations, “a valuable step in the direction of intensifying the political dialogue and thrusting the bilateral collaboration in general,” MAE points out.
The sides stressed the common interest in extending the economic cooperation, which has at its disposal a significant potential in areas including energy, agriculture and constructions.
They underscored the importance of signing, on the occasion of the Cambodian dignitary’s visit to Bucharest, the Memorandum of Understanding between the two foreign ministers and the inter-governmental agreement in the area of culture, education, mass-media, youth and sports. In context, the Romanian Minister noted the opportunities to develop the bilateral cooperation in the education area, by stimulating the interest of the Cambodian youth in studying in Romania, including based on scholarships offered by the Romanian state, the release mentions.
During the discussions, the Cambodian Secretary of State announced the support of his country for Romania’s candidacy for a seat of non-permanent member in the UN Security Council in the 2020 – 2021 interval.