Cambodian PM invites India to invest

ANI | Updated: Jan 27, 2018 14:59 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 27 (ANI): The Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday invited India to invest in his country.

"I invite Indian investors to my country. [I am hopeful and expecting that the] Indian investors will go to Cambodia. Indian tourists and investors should come to Cambodia," the Cambodian PM said, while issuing a joint press statement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in the national capital.

Prime Minister Sen used the occasion to express his gratitude and appreciation to Prime Minister Modi.

"I appreciate Prime Minister Modi for the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit and Republic Day."

"I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his words for Cambodia. We have been connected to India since long," the Cambodian PM added as he stressed upon the bilateral relationship and cooperation.

Prime Minister Hun Sen also underscored that Cambodia "has got benefited due to [India's] Act East Policy."

Earlier in the day, the two countries exchanged four agreements.

Both sides also held delegation-level talks.

The Cambodian Prime Minister is scheduled to call on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu.

External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj called on Prime Minister Hun Sen this morning.

The two leaders dwelled upon issues of mutual interest related to development partnership, trade and investment, Human Resource Development (HRD) and people-to-people contacts. (ANI)