Both leaders talked about the positive bilateral relations and also reiterated the willingness to strengthen cooperation in sports, health, culture and biotechnology.
The Cambodian leader, who arrived in Cuba on Friday night, stressed his country’s stance against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. government on Cuba and reported on a donation of 2,000 tons of rice.
President Díaz-Canel, on the other hand, alluded to the historical ties of friendship and recallled firm links between Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz and King Father Norodom Sihanouk, founders of the Non-Aligned Movement (MNOAL).
The Cuban leader congratulated people and government of Cambodia on the centenary of the King Norodom Sihanouk´s birth.
According to the Cuban Foreign Ministry (MINREX), the official visit takes place in the year during which Cambodia holds the pro tempore presidency of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Likewise, this is the first visit by a high-ranking leader of Cambodia since Cuba’s accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) two years ago.