Cambodia and Belarus signed nine cooperation documents, including inter-governmental agreements on military technique and economics-trade collaborations following talks between their Government leaders in Minsk on April 23.

During the talks, Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhai Myasnikovich expressed his hope that the two countries will continue to enhance economic, trade and investment cooperation.

The development of the bilateral ties will facilitate negotiations on establishing a free trade area between the Customs Union of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

For his part, Cambodian PM Hun Sen affirmed to continue fostering the relations between the two countries as well as create favourable conditions for Belarus ’s dialogue with ASEAN.

As part of his Belarus visit, Hun Sen paid a courtesy call on Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko.

The host recognised Cambodia as one of the fastest-growing economies in ASEAN and suggested the country set up more joint-venture enterprises and adjust bilateral cooperation in military technique.

The two sides has built a joint-venture tractor factory which is expected to annually provide around 400 tractors for Cambodia and its surrounding countries.-VNA