"We appreciate the importance of the relations of traditional friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation between Bulgaria and Cambodia." This is what Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said during his meeting with the Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen, who is on an official visit to our country.
The Bulgarian Prime Minister pointed out that next year we mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two states. The traditions in bilateral relations are evidenced by the over 100 Cambodian nationals who have graduated in Bulgaria in the past, who hold senior positions today in various spheres of public life in the Kingdom of Cambodia. "I am delighted that such Cambodian citizens participate in your current delegation, which is a clear sign that the Bulgarian higher education institutions offer quality and competitive education," Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told his guest Hun Sen.
In the course of the conversation, the two Prime Ministers expressed readiness to work to intensify the bilateral cooperation and to broaden the political dialogue between Bulgaria and Cambodia. During the meeting it was noted that Prime Minister Hun Sen's visit is a step in this direction.
The focus of the conversation between Boyko Borissov and Hun Sen was the opportunity for expanding bilateral economic ties, promoting contacts between the two countries' businesses and developing bilateral investment activities. Concrete cooperation in the fields of culture, domestic affairs, and tourism was also discussed.
The Bulgarian side indicated its readiness to discuss opportunities for joint action in areas such as regional and public development, environmental protection, exchange of experience and experts, as well as organizing training of energy specialists, as our country has a serious experience in the energy sector.
"In promoting our relations in the field of education, the most effective model for their implementation is to establish direct cooperation between the universities on both sides, as they are autonomous," Prime Minister Borissov also told his guest.