Cambodia and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will sign sea transportation and investment cooperation agreements next month, a senior official said here on Thursday.
Officials from both countries plan to sign the agreements during a four-day visit to Cambodia by DPRK Prime Minister Kim Yong Il, which was scheduled to begin on Nov. 1, Hor Nam Hong, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, told reporters.
Cambodia considers this visit as very important for political and economic cooperation between the two countries, Hor Nam Hong said.
Previously, Cambodia and DPRK had small amounts of economic cooperation, he said, adding that after inking the agreements, their trade exchange will be improved.
During the visit, Kim Yong Il will have official talks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and separately meet with former king Norodom Sihanouk, Senate President Chea Sim and National Assembly President Heng Samrin, according to a press release from the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.