Cambodian and Cypriot companies sign memorandum of understanding on legal services


With the aim of strengthening cooperation in legal services between Cambodia and Cyprus, Sok Siphana & Associates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Christopher Larcou & Associates LLC.

The memorandum of understanding between two law firms in Cambodia and Cyprus was signed by Dr Sok Siphana and Christopher Larcou at a reception in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, an official said.

The agreement concerns cooperation between two law firms in the provision of legal services.

“We are very pleased with this collaboration and look forward to exploring trade and investment opportunities between our two countries,” said Salah Essa, Secretary of State and Advisor to the National Committee of the Economic and Social Commission for the Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Told Khmer time.

Elaborating on the future cooperation plan between the two countries, he said: “An interesting next step could be a reverse trade mission of Cambodian entrepreneurs visiting Cyprus next year, and we look forward to helping make that happen. “, did he declare.

A business delegation from Cyprus under the leadership of the Mayor of Larnaca is touring Cambodia and exploring areas of cooperation between the two countries.

Earlier this week, the Honorary Consul of Cambodia in Cyprus Christopher Larcou paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. He was received by Dr SEA Kosal, Secretary of State at the General Directorate of Legal, Consular and Border Affairs, and Tho Samnang and Yos Sokhemrin.

The meeting discussed the announcement of the opening of the Honorary Consulate of Cambodia in Larnaca, enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries, including tourism, trade
and other sectors.

The delegation, led by Andreas Vyras, Mayor of Larnaca and President of the Association of Municipalities of Cyprus, reached the Kingdom on October 8 and the tour would end on October 15.

The two countries will seek to expand cooperation in several areas, including tourism, trade and investment, education, cultural exchanges, economic diplomacy, etc., Essa said.

“The Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the MoFA of Cyprus approved the establishment of the Honorary Consulate of Cambodia in Cyprus on June 15, 2022, following meetings between the two ministries. Christopher Larcou has been appointed Honorary Consul of Cambodia in Cyprus with an office in Larnaca,” he said.

The Ministry of Tourism is also expected to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Municipality of Larnaca to boost tourism and cultural exchange.

The MoU envisions the prospect of establishing bilateral cooperation, friendship and investment in the tourism and hospitality sector. It should enhance cooperation by facilitating travel and sightseeing, exchanging and sharing tourism information and data, and promoting people-to-people exchanges. Areas of cooperation include tourism management, the private sector, sports tourism, handicrafts and cultural heritage tourism, and tourism information exchange. It includes tour operator/media/opinion maker exchange visits for the promotion of two tourisms, a familiarization trip and official visits.

The team also met with business leaders from several sectors including real estate developers, travel agencies, hotel and restaurant associations, etc.

The officials also held meetings with leaders of various chambers of commerce and business in the country.

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