5 Oct 2020
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand had a virtual meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cambodia. Both sides discussed bilateral cooperation, especially on matters related to COVID-19 pandemic response, border connectivity and the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between two countries in December 2020.
On 2nd October 2020, H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, and H.E. Mr. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Cambodia, held a video conference on ways to strengthen cooperation between the two countries amidst challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
The two Deputy Prime Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to working closely to mitigate the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic through various bilateral cooperation projects, such as on public health cooperation, especially along the border areas.
The two countries would further enhance economic cooperation by ensuring smooth transportation of goods across borders, while effectively managing cross-border movement of people under the current travel restrictions.
They also discussed the possibility of expediting land and rail connectivity projects between Sa Kaeo and Banteay Meanchey provinces to promote border development and facilitate the recovery efforts in the post-COVID-19.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Thailand also expressed his full support for Cambodia as the host of the 13th ASEM Summit to be held in 2021.
Thailand and Cambodia will mark the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relations on 19 December 2020 and will hold activities to celebrate the occasion throughout the following year.