Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 9 – Cambodia-Thailand agreed to hold the 11th Meeting of the Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation later this year or earlier next year in Cambodia and hoped this meeting could be convened face-to-face, according to a press release dated 9 June 2021.

The agreement came after Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn held a talk with Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai to discuss bilateral relations and multilateral cooperation for the common interest of the Cambodia and Thai peoples.

Both Foreign Ministers underscored the vital importance of joint collaboration of the two countries in fighting against COVID-19 particularly along the border areas.

In this regard, Minister Prak Sokhonn also praised Thailand for successfully producing vaccines, and thanked the Royal Thai Government and the private sector for their donation and assistance to Cambodia in controlling the COVID-19 outbreaks as well as for taking care of the Cambodian people who are working and living in Thailand.

According to the press release, in order to reach the two-way trade target of 15 billion USD set by the two Prime Ministers at the 3rd Joint Cabinet Retreat, the two Ministers encouraged the relevant authorities of both sides to double their efforts in facilitating trade flow across the border check-points.

The two Foreign Ministers also strongly committed to supporting each other in multilateral frameworks, including ASEAN and ASEM, as well as reaffirmed their strong commitments to working closely to further strengthen the traditional bonds of friendship and good neighbourliness between the two Kingdoms, the press release added.