Cambodia and Canada have agreed to boost bilateral cooperation with a focus on economic relations and humanitarian aid.

The agreement was made during talks between Ouch Borith, Cambodian Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Peter MacArthur, Canadian Director General of the South-Southeast Asia and Oceania Bureau at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, on February 26 in Phnom Penh.

MacArthur said that Canada is looking to expand its investments in Cambodia, especially in the green energy industry.

He added that Canada will provide 750,000 CAD (601,000 USD) in aid for the clearance of landmines and unexploded ordnances (UXOs) in Cambodia.

Despite their substantial geographic distance, Canada is one of the largest foreign aid donors to Cambodia. Canada has thus far provided the SE Asian nation with 3 million USD to support its Khmer Rouge trials.-VNA