The Minister of health of Cambodia, Dr. Mam Bun Heng, said to encourage cooperation with Cuba on areas of common interest. During a meeting with Cuban Ambassador to Phnom Penh, Juan Hidalgo-Gato Pérez, they assessed together the great potential of exchages that exists in the field of health, which includes the possibility of having access to Cuban medicines and medical services, as well as the training of human resources, among others. The parties agreed to regularize the dialogue on these issues.
Cambodians graduated in Cuba expressed their solidarity with the Cuban Government and people, to whom they thanked for their professional education. Their friendship sentiments were shown during a meeting held at the Cuban Embassy in Phnom Penh, where they welcomed Vice President of ICAP, Alicia Corredera Morales, as well as their representatives who participated in the VIII Regional event of solidarity with Cuba, held in Manila on April 9thand 10th.
Yos Son, President of the External Relations Commission of Cambodia Peoples´s Party (CCP) Central Committee, emphasized the historic ties of friendship between both the Countries. The CPP leader thanked the support given by Cuba at the end of the seventies decade, as well as for the sustained medicine scholarship program for Cambodian youths. Yos Son words of gratitude were conveyed to the Cuban Ambassador in Phnom Penh, Juan Hidalgo-Gato Pérez and the Vice-President of the ICAP, Alicia Corredera Morales, during a friendly meeting held at the organization´s headquarters.
Cambodia expressed the interest of furthering bilateral cooperation with Cuba on gender issues, in particular the exchange of experiences on policies aimed at the empowerment, protection and effective participation of women in society. Such will was conveyed by Dr. Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women's Affairs, during a courtesy call the Minister conceded to Vice President of ICAP, Alicia Corredera Morales and Cuban Ambassador to Phnom Penh, Juan Hidalgo-Gato Pérez.