Manila, 18 April 2023 (TDI): The Cuban President received Letters of Credence from Cambodia’s newly appointed Ambassador, on the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and Cambodia on April 15, 2023.

Miguel Diaz-Canel, President of the Republic of Cuba, has hailed the great friendship between Cuba and Cambodia.

Miguel Daz-Canel confirmed that the connections are great and that the bonds of collaboration and friendship are deep and historic.

The Cuban President also mentioned a visit by the Prime Ministers of Cuba and Cambodia in 2022.

The new Cambodian ambassador expressed his heartfelt thanks to the Cuban people for sending physicians to assist in care for his country’s population, as well as for the scholarships granted for professional training in the Caribbean nation.

The Cambodian Ambassador stated, “I assume the commitment, to work together to strengthen and elevate our relationships.”

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Miguel Diaz-Canel praised the longstanding and strong relationship between Cuba and Cambodia. This statement highlights the importance of diplomatic relations and the benefits that arise from fostering strong relationships between countries.

The relationship between Cuba and Cambodia dates back to the 1970s when Cuba provided support for Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime.

Since then, the two countries have maintained close ties in various sectors, including education, healthcare, and culture.

Cuba has been actively involved in training Cambodian medical professionals, providing hospitals with equipment and medication, and improving rural health care.

Furthermore, Cuban medical missions have been deployed to various parts of Cambodia to provide medical care to underserved populations.

Cuban educators are also a part of the Cuban-Cambodian relationship, with Cuban teachers and professors working in various schools and universities throughout the country, focusing on specialized disciplines, such as language instruction.

Cultural exchange is another important aspect of the relationship. Cuba and Cambodia have participated in various cultural programs, such as dance troupes, musical performances, and art exhibitions.

These exchanges have resulted in enhanced cultural understanding and a mutual sharing of heritage and traditions.

In recent years, the economic connection between the two countries has increased.

Trade between the two countries has increased and Cambodian entrepreneurs, especially in the agricultural sector, have sought out trade partnerships with Cuban companies.

For Diaz-Canel to publically commend the relationship between the two countries is a significant gesture as it acknowledges their history and highlights the mutual benefits of their engagement.

The reaffirmation of the strong relationship between Cuba and Cambodia indicates both countries’ commitment to strengthening and maintaining positive diplomatic relations.