Senior Thai foreign ministry official to visit Cambodia


BANGKOK, June 30 — Thailand’s Foreign Ministry Permanent Secretary Sihasak Phuangketkeow will visit neighbouring Cambodia this week.

Mr Sihasak, in his capacity as Acting Foreign Minister, is scheduled to visit Phnom Penh on Tuesday and Wednesday July 1 and 2 to deepen bilateral ties between the two nations.

During the two-day trip, Mr Sihasak is expected to meet Cambodia’s leader to explain Thailand’s political developments and discuss its foreign policy, focusing on Thai-Cambodian border area joint development.

Mr Sihasak hoped to meet Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to discuss labour employment reform in Thailand which Mr Hun Sen agreed on the cooperation of both countries in related matters.

The Cambodia trip was scheduled not long after more than 100,000 Cambodian workers returned to their motherland amid fear of a Thai crackdown on illegal migrant workers as previously rumoured.