Cambodia, Indonesia sign MOU to boost tourism, connect direct flights between the two countries

During the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022 in Sihanoukville, Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism of Cambodia and Sandiaga Salahudin Uno, Minister of Tourism and Innovation of Indonesia inked a memorandum of understanding on tourism cooperation, especially to promote direct flight connections between the two countries.

The signing ceremony was also witnessed by the head of the Indonesian delegation via video conferencing, with Ms. Verna Emeraldasi and Verna Emeralda C. Buensuceso.

The Memorandum of Understanding on Cambodia-Indonesia Tourism Cooperation aims to deepen tourism cooperation between the two countries and jointly restore tourism between the two countries as soon as possible.

This Memorandum of Understanding also focuses on: 1. Joint promotion and marketing at regional and international tourism fairs. 2. Exchange experiences on planning and managing tourist destinations. 3. Encourage the private sector to invest in the tourism industry. 4. Assist each other in human resource development and capacity building of professionals. 5. Promote cooperation in organizing tourism events, conferences, tourism fairs and other meetings. And 6. Promote direct flight connections between the two countries.

The Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade also praised Cambodia for launching and implementing Cambodia’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and safety rules effectively and among all ASEAN member countries.

As the host of the ASEAN Tourism Forum next year, Indonesia will host the Indonesia Night Event on the night today at the Prince Time Hotel, Sihanoukville, with about 250 participants.