Moon Arrives on State Visit in Cambodia

  • Arirang News

    March 15, 2019 08:27

    The tail end of a weeklong, three-nation tour brought President Moon Jae-in to Cambodia on Thursday, making him the first Korean leader to make a state visit to the country in a decade.

    Moon's focus for the last stop of his trip is expanding multilateral cooperation in Southeast Asia.

    Moon met Friday morning with King Norodom Sihamoni and then Prime Minister Hun Sen to discuss business in agriculture, infrastructure, construction and finance among other fields.

    President Moon Jae-in (center right) talks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in a hotel in Phnom Penh on Thursday. /Newsis

    The presidential office explained that firming up ties with Cambodia is crucial, since the two countries had a trade volume of US$975 million as of last year.

    Moon will deliver a keynote speech at a bilateral business forum where Samsung, Hyundai and other leading Korean businesses will take part.

    Many Korean businesses have investments in Cambodia, mostly in light industry, since labor is cheap and regulation relatively light.

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