Indonesia, Cambodia Sign MoU on Tourism Cooperation to Boost Economic Recovery

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 19 Januari 2022
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The signing of the MoU on Tourism Cooperation between Indonesia and Cambodia, Tuesday (01/19). (Photo by: PR of Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Indonesia and Cambodia have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector through a Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism Cooperation. Thus on Tuesday (01/18), Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno and Cambodian Minister of Tourism Thong Khon signed the MoU in a virtual signing ceremony.

“I appreciate that bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and Cambodia is getting stronger. The two countries are committed to accelerating tourism industry recovery for the people’s welfare, as part of national economic recovery problem,” Sandiaga said after the MoU signing ceremony.

The newly-signed Memorandum of Understanding is a renewal of the MoU in the tourism sector which was previously agreed upon by the two countries on March 16, 1999. The signing of the MoU has showed the commitment of the two countries to continue cooperation and strengthen the bonds of friendship that have been established, especially in the fields of tourism and culture.

For the record, the MoU focuses on Tourism Promotion and Marketing Cooperation, Tourism Destination Management, Private Sector Cooperation, Capacity Building, MICE, as well as Event and Connectivity Cooperation.

On that occasion, Sandiaga conveyed that Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has prepared several targeted and measurable efforts for Indonesia’s tourism recovery plans as instructed by the President.

The preparations have been carried out in a rigorous yet careful manner to ensure the safety and peace of mind of foreign tourists once they return to Indonesia.

“By participating in the 2022 ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), Indonesia is convinced to maintain its position as top of mind for buyers as a world-class tourist destination,” he said.

In the meantime, Cambodian Minister of Tourism said that the signing of the MoU has marked a new chapter of tourism cooperation between the two countries in the midst of ASEAN’s efforts to revive the regional economy which was weakened by the pandemic.

The signing of the MoU was carried out in the framework of the 25th Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers (M-ATM) held in Cambodia.

Cambodia will trust Indonesia for the leadership role of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) from January 2022 to January 2023 under the theme “Empower Talents, Embrace Technology, Recover Tourism”.

Visit the official website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs through this link and Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy through this link. (PR of Ministry of Foreign Affairs/PR of Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/UN) (RIF/LW)

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