Nepali PM congratulates Hun Sen on his re-election as Cambodian PM

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-14 00:38:18|Editor: yan
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KATHMANDU, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli has congratulated Samdech Techo Hun Sen of Cambodia on his re-election as the country's prime minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

In a message to the newly elected Cambodian prime minister, Oli said Nepal and Cambodia have been enjoying excellent bilateral relations based on friendship, cordiality and cooperation since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, according to a statement issued by the foreign ministry.

Prime Minister Oli further noted with happiness the growing cooperation of both countries in regional and international forums for the mutual interest of the two countries in his message.

"The Prime Minister of Nepal has expressed his willingness to work closely with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia in the days ahead for further deepening the cordial relations existing between the two countries and peoples," the statement said.

Oli also extended his best wishes for the Cambodian PM's personal health, happiness as well as for the continued progress and prosperity of the people of Cambodia.

The Cambodian National Assembly had confirmed Hun Sen on Sept. 6 as the prime minister for another five years following his Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won all parliamentary seats in a general election held in July.

The National Assembly also approved Hun Sen's new cabinet members for the 2018-2023 term.

The 67-year-old prime minister and his cabinet members were sworn in on Thursday at the Royal Palace under the auspices of the nation's King Norodom Sihamoni.