Development cooperation integral part of India, Cambodia ties: PM Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pitched for strengthening the ties with Cambodia stressing that development cooperation is the integral part of their relationship.

Addressing media, he said, “We shared our views on strengthening our relations in every sector. India and Cambodia will build up on relations in every field, including economic, social development, capacity building, business, culture and tourism. We are ready to further strengthen our relations with Cambodia in the coming future.”

The Prime Minister further said India and Cambodia share common values and culture and will always support each other at all international forums.

“Our language is also originated from Sanskrit and Pali. This is matter of happiness that the roots of our culture and historical relations are very deep. Therefore, there is great scope of promoting tourism,” he added.

Referring to the restoration of Angkor Wat temple, the Prime Minister said that it is part of their joint cultural heritage and an example of cooperation between both nations.

Noting that Cambodia is developing rapidly, Prime Minister Modi called for promoting trade between both nations.

“Cambodia is developing rapidly and India is also considered as one of fastest growing economy. Since we share common values and cultures, there could be a synergy to promote trade,” he said.

He further said that the liberal economy policies of Cambodia will give a great opportunity of investment to India.

“”We can cooperate specially in the fields of health, medicine, information technology, farming, automobile and spare parts. I believe that there will be rise in our trade in the future,” he added.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi met his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Hun Sen at Hyderabad House for delegation-level talks.

External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj also called on Hun Sen.

The Cambodian Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu. (ANI)