Phnom Penh, 15 January 2022 (TDI): Australia has shown its commitment to support Cambodia in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The development was announced by the Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morisson today. He sent a message on the 70th diplomatic anniversary of the two states.

The two countries are celebrating 7 decades of diplomatic relations.

Prime Minister noted that Australia is standing with Cambodia in facing the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19.

He said that his country has an urgent goal of recovery and alleviation of the pandemic’s impact on people and the economy.


The two countries are connected through diplomatic Relations since 1952. During the period Australia remained a staunch supporter of peace and development in Southeast Asian countries.

On the diplomatic anniversary, the South Pacific country has been paying tribute to the strength that emerged out of the pain of the past.

The country honours the development and achievement of Cambodia.

The common interests in peace and stability shape and sustain the ties between the two states.

Earlier in the 1980s, Australia took part in the Cambodian peace process. They had also signed the Paris Peace Agreements of 1991 for the formation of a free democratic nation.

As Cambodia is holding the chair of ASEAN 2022, they will play an important role in an open, inclusive, and resilient Indo-Pacific accordingly.

Moreover, Australia has been ASEAN’s Comprehensive Strategic Partner and stresses ASEAN’s centrality in the region.

Australian nationals in Cambodian take an active part in business and social enterprise and work as volunteers in the life of the country.

While in Australia, Cambodian citizens celebrate a growing and diverse community of people of Cambodian heritage.

The two countries have had good relations over the year and both aspire to continue building a stronger connection.