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Cambodia, Morocco Sign Air Connectivity Deal

Cambodia and Morocco have signed an agreement on air services, aiming at promoting tourism, business and trade links between the two countries, said a joint statement released by the Cambodian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.

The pact was inked on Monday during Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn’s visit to Morocco, the statement said.

Prior to the signing ceremony, Sokhonn held a meeting with Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates Nasser Bourita in Rabat, and they stressed the need for intensifying bilateral trade and investment ties for mutual benefits.

“Two ministers welcomed the signing of the agreement on air services and expressed confidence that this agreement would contribute to the promotion of tourism, business, trade and people-to-people connectivity between the two countries,” the statement said.

According to the statement, both ministers also agreed to speed up the finalization and signing of three other agreements on the reciprocal promotion and protection of investments, the elimination of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and the prevention of tax evasion and avoidance, and the cultural, technical, scientific and economic cooperation.

The two ministers also highlighted the convergence of Moroccan and Cambodian perspectives on a number of regional and international issues, and they renewed the strong commitment to promoting multilateralism and contributing to global agenda for peace, security and development, the statement added.

Sokhonn is on a two-nation Africa tour, which will also take him to Egypt.