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Australia and Cambodia set health priorities


Canberra, 9 November 2021 (TDI): Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne meets with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, setting Cambodia-Australia Partnership over health priorities, Today in Phnom Penh.

Minister Payne announced Australia’s will to continue working with Cambodia on regional & global challenges.

In the meeting, they had discussed over Cambodia-Australia Partnership over health priorities.

The matters like the situation of democracy were also discussed in the meeting between Marise Payne and Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Meeting with Cambodia Foreign Minister

Earlier, Australian Foreign Minister and Minister of Women Affairs Marise Payne had a meeting with her counterpart in Cambodia Prak Sokhonn.

In a meeting, the pair of Foreign Ministers addressed the Australia-Cambodia relationship and shared Covid recovery.

They also discussed the 2022 ASEAN Chair for Cambodia in the next year.

Minister Payne also noted that ASEAN is at the heart of Indo Pacific which is open, inclusive, and resilient.

Landed in Vietnam

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne later landed in Vietnam.

On the arrival of the Foreign Minister, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chin hosted a reception at the airport.

The Prime Minister expressed heartily gratitude to miss Marise for Australian commitment to provide vaccine support to Vietnam.

Australian Foreign Minister is on her official visit to engage ASEAN countries.

Earlier, Australia provided 5.2 million doses of Covid vaccines to Vietnam.

Mr. Pham told his wish Marise that he wants Australia to continue assisting them in fighting the pandemic rebooting economic recovery, strengthening health preparedness capacity.

Earlier, she had stayed in Malaysia to discuss matters related to ASEAN centrality in the Indo Pacific.

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