Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a delegation on an official visit to the Republic of Maldives from January 15-17 to discuss various aspects of bilateral relations, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The visit came at the invitation of President of the Republic of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Accompanying the prime minister will be Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn, Senior Minister in Charge of Special Missions Othsman Hassan, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon, Minister of Health Mam Bunheng and other senior government officials and business leaders from the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce.

“The prime minister will hold official talks with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, during which various aspects of bilateral, regional and international cooperation will be discussed. After the meeting the two leaders will preside over the signing ceremony for a number of documents on bilateral cooperation,” the statement said.

Hun Sen will also pay separate courtesy calls to the Maldives vice-president, speaker of parliament, chief justice and foreign affairs minister, it added.

“The upcoming visit of [Hun Sen] to Maldives will present an opportunity for both sides to review their entire range of bilateral cooperation, including exploring new avenues to further strengthen cooperation on trade, investment, connectivity, health, culture, agriculture and human resources development that are mutually beneficial to the two countries and peoples,” the ministry said.