Phnom Penh (FN), Aug. 5 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Monday, said that Minister of National Defense Tea Banh will pay a visit to Turkey in the near future to enhance cooperation between the two countries, speaking Monday at the Cambodian Police Academy in Kandal province.

"My visit to Turkey last year requires a follow-up visit by the Minister of the Interior, who concluded the visit a few days ago. The next visit will be by Minister of National Defense,” said Prime Minister.

In a meeting between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on 15 June 2019, the two leaders pledged to promote Cambodia-Turkey trade worth to USD 1 billion.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also pledged to promote businesses and invest on Cambodia's prioritized sectors, particularly infrastructure, and promote tourism through direct flights.

Last year, both countries signed eight agreements on culture, education, sport, agriculture, tourism, investment, water resources, and mine action.

Cambodian Prime Minister stated that he will purchase land in Ankara, the capital of the Republic of Turkey in 2019 to open Cambodian Embassy, as Turkey already had her Embassy in Phnom Penh since 2013.

The two also wish to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Cambodia-Turkey official diplomacy in 2020 by creating cultural activities for people-to-people exchanges and conducting exchanges of foreign ministers.

In a recent visit of Minister of Interior Sar Kheng to Turkey, he took the opportunity to meet his counterpart H.E Suleyman Soylu and signed security cooperation between the two countries.