Australian foreign minister to visit Cambodia Nov 7

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Australian Senator and Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne. AFP

Australian Senator and Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne will pay an official two-day visit to Cambodia on November 7-8, according to a press statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

During her visit, Payne, who also serves as Minister for Women, will pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hun Sen. She will then have a bilateral meeting with her counterpart Prak Sokhonn, during which various aspects of bilateral cooperation will be discussed.

Regional and international issues of common interest and concern, including Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship in 2022, will also be on the agenda.

Payne will then visit the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Centre and meet with her counterpart Ing Kantha Phavi.

“ The official visit of Senator Marise Payne to Cambodia will reaffirm Australia’s commitment to working more closely with the Kingdom to further enhance relations in both bilateral and multilateral frameworks for mutual benefits of the two countries,” the ministry said.