Cambodia



OVERVIEW

Singapore and Cambodia enjoy warm bilateral relations with Cambodia. We also enjoy a long friendship, as Cambodia was one of the first countries to recognise Singapore‘s independence in 1965. We cooperate closely on the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels. Over the last decade, our ties and economic relations have grown steadily, sustained by a regular momentum of high level visits. We also work closely on technical cooperation through the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP). Singapore established the Cambodia-Singapore Training Centre in Phnom Penh in 2002 under the Initiative for ASEAN Integration to train Cambodian officials.

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

2017

  • Minister (Foreign Affairs) Dr Vivian Balakrishnan made an introductory visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia on 17 October at the invitation of Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn. Minister Balakrishnan had an audience with His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, called on Prime Minister Hun Sen, and met with Minister Prak Sokhonn who also hosted lunch.
  • President Tony Tan Keng Yam made a State Visit to Cambodia from 8 to 11 January.

2016

  • Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence General Tea Banh visited Singapore for the 15th Shangri-La Dialogue on 3 June.
  • Cambodian Minister of Environment Say Samal visited Singapore as the 51st Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow from 24 to 30 January.

2015

  • Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen visited Singapore twice for Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s State Funeral Service in March and the SG50 National Day Parade in August.
  • Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob visited Cambodia from 6 to 8 May.

Last updated: December 2017