11 July 2024

Prime Minister Hun Manet will pay a one-day official visit to Thailand next month to strengthen the bilateral ties, according to an informed diplomatic source.

Manet will arrive in Bangkok on February 7 to meet up with his Thai counterpart Srettha Thavisin and further discuss ways to boost trade and investment between the two countries.

Top on the agenda is the cross-border trade, joint actions against call scam centers and future joint economic cooperative projects, among others.

Manet will also meet up with other senior Cabinet ministers and also hold also talks with leading Thai businessmen about investment’s opportunities in Cambodia.

Srettha visited Cambodia last September as his first foreign trip after he was appointed prime minister in August.

Today, Thailand and Cambodia work closely, both bilaterally and through ASEAN, to help resolve Myanmar’s crisis, as well as improve cooperation in sub-regional areas including the Mekong development plans under various frameworks.

Last year, bilateral trade reached US$9.8 billion. Thailand’s investment ranked ninth, amounting to US$10.1 billion. Furthermore, people-to-people exchanges have increased significantly.

A total of 850,000 Thai tourists visited Cambodia last year. Currently, there are 7,000 Thai residents living in various provinces of Cambodia, especially Koh Kong, the border town close to Chanthaburi province.

There are 519,722 registered Cambodian workers are currently in Thailand, under the labour agreement between the two countries.

After his first visit to Phnom Penh, Srettha wrote in his X: “This visit to Cambodia is an important spark for both countries to move forward together.”

by Thai PBS World