Cambodia–Philippines relations

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Cambodia–Philippines relations
Map indicating locations of Cambodia and Philippines

Cambodia

Philippines

The Cambodia–Philippines relations refers to the diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Cambodia. Relations were formally established in 1957. The Philippines and Cambodia have maintained cordial ties since the resumption of diplomatic relations in 1995. Cambodia maintains an embassy in Manila and the Philippines also maintain an embassy in Phnom Penh.[1]

Relations[edit]

There is record of commercial contact between Cambodia and Spanish Manila in the seventeenth century. Cambodia was a source of boat building for Manila because of the excellent timber that came from the country's forests. Both countries have an agreements on economic and trade relations, agricultural and agribusiness collaboration, and tourism cooperation. Both countries have maintained cordial ties since the resumption of diplomatic relations. The Philippines and Cambodia will sign an agreement to combat transnational crime and terrorism.[2]

The two countries have concluded agreements on economic and trade relations, agricultural and agribusiness collaboration, and tourism cooperation.[3]

Although Cambodia is being a China's close ally, relations between the Philippines and Cambodia remain strong despite a rift months ago over the Association of Southeast Asian Nations failure to issue a joint statement on territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the Philippine ambassador in Phnom Penh said. Cambodian Ambassador to the Philippines Noe Wong, described the two countries relationship as "strong and excellent".[4]

Cambodia recalled its previous Ambassador to the Philippines, Hos Sereythonh, following his accusation that the Philippines and Vietnam used "dirty politics" to push the other ASEAN members for a common stand on the South China Sea dispute.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Day of Cambodia Wednesday". Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation. November 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Philippines, Cambodia to sign agreement to combat transnational crime, terrorism". November 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "National Day of Cambodia Wednesday". Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation. November 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ "PH-Cambodia relations excellent, says envoy". ABS-CBN. November 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cambodia recalls envoy to Philippines". Inquirer Global Nation. August 10, 2012.