Phnom Penh, November 24, 2015. — Nikolay Nikiforov, Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications, paid working visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia within official visit of Dmitry Medvedev. It’s the first ever visit of the Chairman of the Government of Russia to Cambodia. It was devoted to promotion of activities of Russian-Cambodian Intergovernmental Commission. Negotiations with Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia, took part during the visit. Bilateral agreements on collaboration in various fields were signed.
Head of Minsvyaz told about perspective directions of bilateral collaboration and operating of Russian-Cambodian Intergovernmental Commission. Nikolay Nikiforov is chairman of this Commission on the part of Russia starting from September 2014. The format of commission was changed during the meeting with Hor Namhong, chairman of Commission on the part of Cambodia. Nikolay Nikiforov expressed readiness to organize the ninth session of the Intergovernmental Commission in Sihanoukville in March 2016.
“We are going to continue work within the Intergovernmental Commission: improve legislative framework, develop collaboration in the field of scientific, cultural and educational exchanges, implement agreements, achieved during annual summits,” said head of Minsvyaz.
Nikolay Nikiforov noted that bilateral collaboration in spheres of trade and investments is still at the law level. Special attention should be paid to developing perspective projects and up-to-date topics of bilateral cooperation for increasing commodity turnover between Russia and Cambodia. Head of Minsvyaz said that Cambodia is interested in projects in such spheres as agriculture, telecom, energetics and suggested to adopt road map that will unite projects of mutual interest.
Ten documents were signed as a result of the meeting:
— Agreement between the Government of Russia and the Kingdom of Cambodia on air traffic;
— Agreement between the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring of the Russian Federation and Financial Intelligence Unit of the national bank of the Kingdom of Cambodia on information exchange in the field of combating money laundering and financing of terrorism;
— Memorandum on mutual understanding and partnership between Ministry of Economic Development of Russia and the Council for Development of Cambodia for Promotion of Investments;
— Regulation of activities of Russian-Cambodian working group of high level for promotion of mutual investment projects;
— Memorandum on collaboration between Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation and Ministry of Healthcare of the Kingdom of Cambodia in the field of healthcare;
— Memorandum on mutual understanding between Ministry of Culture of Russia and Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia;
— Memorandum on mutual understanding between the State Nuclear Energy Corporation Rosatom and Ministry of Environment of Kingdom of Cambodia in the field of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes;
— Memorandum on collaboration between the Federal State Unitary Enterprise International Information Agency Russia Today and national radio of Cambodia;
— Agreement on collaboration between the Federal State Unitary Enterprise International Information Agency Russia Today and information agency Cambodia Press of Ministry of Information of Cambodia and additional agreement;
— Agreement on cooperation and collaboration between All-Russian political party United Russia and National Party of Cambodia.