Medvedev during his visit to Cambodia to meet with Prime Minister of the country

Medvedev during his visit to Cambodia to meet with Prime Minister of the country

Phnom PENH, 24 Nov. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during his visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia on Tuesday will meet with counterpart Hun Sen.

The previous meeting of heads of governments of Russia and Cambodia was held in November last year in Myanmar on the sidelines of the 9th East Asia summit.

In addition, Tuesday will be held the Russian-Cambodian negotiations, will be signed a number of joint documents.

Promising areas of cooperation

In General, Russia and Cambodia are ready to develop the partnership in various fields, and already there is talk about establishing mutually beneficial cooperation in civil aviation, energy, telecommunications, construction of industrial enterprises and transport facilities.

As previously reported, the Minister of the Russian Federation during the meeting with the Minister of environment of Cambodia SAI Samal discussed the possibilities of direct supplies of Russian oil products to Cambodia and the building of cooperation in the field of energy.

The parties also discussed cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies, information security and combat the proliferation of illegal content on the Internet.

In addition, it was affected by the use of the Russian GLONASS navigation system and the organization of the supply of seafood from Cambodia.

Russia and Cambodia also make first steps in the direction of free trade regime with the EAEU.

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Humanitarian communications and tourism

Speaking about the cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, a source in the office of the government of the Russian Federation pay attention to the steps the two countries to enhance cooperation in the field of education, activation of inter-University and cultural exchanges, cooperation in the field of youth policy.

In Russian universities enrolled about 80 Cambodian students. Every year for the citizens of Cambodia are allocated seats for the training at the expense of means of the Federal budget of the Russian Federation (in 2015/2016 academic year — 10). In Phnom Penh there is a Russian centre of science and culture.

Growing popularity of Cambodia and among Russian tourists. In 2014 the country was visited by about 108 thousand people. In February of this year, representatives of the Federal tourism Agency participated in the world conference on tourism and culture in Siem reap. Further growth of tourist flow from Russia to Cambodia is designed to facilitate signed in Moscow in March 2015, the interdepartmental program of joint actions in the field of tourism for 2015-2017.