Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 9 – His Excellency Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) of the Kingdom of Cambodia, held a telephone conversation with Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women of Australia on Tuesday.

According to MoFAIC’s press release dated on 9 June 2020, both ministers expressed gratitude for mutual assistance extended to their respective nationals after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, and discussed how multilateralism can be utilised to garner solidarity and cooperation in the fight against this pandemic.

“Recalling their last meeting in September last year in New York, His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister reassured his counterpart of Cambodia’s Constitutional principle in not allowing the presence of any foreign military base within its sovereign territory.”

“His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister also repeated Cambodian position as already expressed by Prime Minister Hun Sen in welcoming all foreign nations to conduct joint military exercises as well as enhance mutually beneficial cooperation with Ream Naval Base,” the press release added.

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