In a significant move to bolster bilateral relations, senior officials from Cambodia and Uganda convened at the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on February 6, 2024, for a detailed discussion on enhancing cooperation in various spheres.
His Excellency CHUM Sounry, Secretary of State for the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met with His Excellency Okello Henry Oryem, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Uganda, to explore avenues for deepening ties between the two nations. Minister Oryem’s visit to Cambodia, spanning from February 4 to February 7, underscores the mutual interest in fostering a closer relationship.
The talks centered on the importance of formalizing bilateral relations through the signing of various agreements, including a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Bilateral Consultations. This MoU aims to establish a solid framework for continuous dialogue and cooperation, reflecting the shared vision of both countries for strengthened diplomatic and economic ties.
A key focus of the discussion was the commitment to expand cooperation in trade, investment, and tourism, sectors identified as pivotal for mutual growth and development. The officials emphasized the need for direct engagement between the commerce chambers of both countries, a step that could pave the way for increased business exchanges and investment opportunities.
In addition to bilateral matters, the meeting also touched on international cooperation, with both countries expressing their willingness to collaborate on global platforms. Secretary of State CHUM Sounry commended Uganda for its successful hosting of the 3rd G77 Summit and the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Kampala. He reaffirmed Cambodia’s support for Uganda’s role as the Chair of NAM from 2024 to 2027, highlighting Cambodia’s historical ties with the movement as a founding member.
The engagement between Cambodia and Uganda signifies a growing partnership, with both nations recognizing the value of cooperation in achieving their developmental goals. The discussions have set the stage for a robust collaboration framework, promising a future of shared progress and prosperity.