Cambodia, India pledge to boost economic ties

Phnom Penh, Sep 16 (IANS) India and Cambodia on Wednesday vowed to boost bilateral relations in trade, investment and tourism for mutual benefits, a senior official said.

The joint commitment was made during a meeting between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and visiting Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Xinhua news agency quoted Eang Sophalleth, an aide to the prime minister, as saying.

The vice president vowed to encourage Indian investors to venture into mining, oil and gas, agro-industry, and information and communication technology in Cambodia.

Hun Sen called on India to consider operating direct flights to Cambodia.

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