Cambodia, New Zealand boost bilateral cooperation hinh anh 1At the signing ceremony. Photo: AKP
Cambodia and New Zealand pledged to promote bilateral cooperation in education and agriculture on August 19.

The pledge was made during a meeting between Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister (FM) Hor Namhong and visiting New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Deputy PM and FM Hor Namhong called for continued support from New Zealand for Cambodia in training manpower, funding the operation of the special court for Khmer Rouge trial, bomb clearance and the preservation of the Angkor Wat relic site.

For his part, FM Murray McCully said New Zealand will continue granting scholarships to Cambodian students and would consider providing training scholarships for Cambodian officials in the energy sector.

He also agreed on boosting cooperation in agriculture development with Cambodia.

The two sides shared the view that the two countries should boost trade and tourism ties.

Trade between Cambodia and New Zealand currently stands at just 10 million USD per year.

In 2014, New Zealand offered 51 scholarships to Cambodian students and officials.-VNA