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Cambodian Diplomat Leads Talks in Türkiye to Strengthen Bilateral Relations

Phnom Penh, March 22, 2024 – Dr. CHEM Widhya, Secretary of State of Cambodia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, embarked on an official visit to the Republic of Türkiye from March 19 to 20, 2024, to fortify diplomatic ties between the two nations.

A press statement from the Ministry revealed that during his visit in Ankara, Dr. Widhya was welcomed for discussions by Türkiye's Foreign Minister, Mr. Hakan Fidan. The visit was marked by the Third Session of Bilateral Political Consultations, co-chaired by Dr. Widhya and Türkiye's Deputy Foreign Minister, Ambassador Burak Akçapar, underlining the ongoing commitment to deepen the dialogue between their respective foreign ministries.

Further engagements included productive meetings with prominent Turkish officials such as Mr. Serkan Kayalar, President of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA); Mr. Afif Demirkiran, Deputy Chairman of the AK Party with a focus on Foreign Affairs; and Prof. Dr. Necdet Ünüvar, Rector of Ankara University.

These meetings, celebrated for their warm and friendly atmosphere, were successful in yielding significant outcomes, enhancing the longstanding friendship and cooperation between Cambodia and Türkiye.

This year marks the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, established on November 7, 1959. Both parties underscored the significance of high-level visits to continue building upon their strong foundation of relations, particularly aiming to expand trade and economic cooperation.

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