Aung San Suu Kyi in Cambodia: Pledges Made to Promote Trade, Education, Cultural Ties

Aung San Suu Kyi paid a two-day official visit to Cambodia this week, marking her first trip to the Southeast Asian nation.

PHNOM PENH — 

Aung San Suu Kyi, state counselor of Myanmar, and Prime Minister Hun Sen have agreed to promote and expand commercial, educational, cultural, and tourism ties between the two countries, according to Hun Sen’s official Facebook page.

Aung San Suu Kyi paid a two-day official visit to Cambodia this week, marking her first trip to the Southeast Asian nation.

According to a summary of the meetings published on Hun Sen’s Facebook page on Tuesday, Suu Kyi said: “regarding cultural issues, in 2020, it will be the 65th anniversary of the formation of relations of the two countries, so we shall jointly organize an auspicious activity, promoting tourism between the countries; particularly, in Siem Reap and Bagan provinces, which are rich in temple heritages.”

Regarding education, Hun Sen requested an exchange program for students of Cambodia and Myanmar under the support of the two governments.

Hun Sen also pledged to offer 10 scholarships to Myanmar, paving the way for the students of Myanmar to come to study in Cambodia.

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