PHNOM PENH, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia and Timor-Leste on Saturday pledged to promote bilateral cooperation in trade and tourism for mutual benefits, a Cambodian spokesman said.
The pledge was made during a meeting between Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and Timor-Leste's Foreign Minister Adaljiza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno here on the sidelines of the 55th ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting and related meetings in Phnom Penh, said foreign ministry spokesman Chum Sounry.
"Both sides emphasized the need to deepen bilateral relations through regular consultations and early conclusion of a pending memorandum of understanding on trade and tourism cooperation," he said in a news release.
Magno congratulated Cambodia for the success in hosting the above-mentioned meetings, the spokesman said, adding that she also thanked Cambodia for supporting Timor-Leste's application for the membership of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
The two ministers also discussed the suitable date and preparations for the state visit of Timor-Leste's President Jose Ramos-Horta to Cambodia and agreed to organize some events to celebrate this year the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Sounry said. ■