Thailand and Cambodia have reaffirmed their commitment to working closely to mitigate impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic through various bilateral cooperation projects, such as those concerning public health along their border areas.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, Mr. Don Pramudwinai, and the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Mr. Prak Sokhonn, on 2 October 2020 held a video conference on ways to strengthen cooperation between the two countries amidst challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
According to a report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the two countries will further enhance economic cooperation by ensuring smooth transportation of goods across borders, while effectively managing the 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.
Source: The Government Public Relations Department