20 Dec 2013
Cambodia and Myanmar have agreed on mutual visa exemption for holders of ordinary passports, reported Wednesday Chinese News Agency Xinhua.
The agreement on the move was signed by Cambodian Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Sieng Burvuth and Myanmar Deputy Foreign Minister H.E U Tin Oo Lwin in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
The signing was aimed at strengthening existing friendly relations in all fields and simplifying the procedures of citizens traveling between the two countries, underlined Xinhua.
In February 2011, Myanmar established air link with Cambodia with its Myanmar Airways International (MAI) flying between Yangon and Siem Reap, an ancient city of Cambodia. The flight service was extended to reach Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, in November 2011.
The airline’s extension to Phnom Penh has created a long-term cooperation between Cambodia and Myanmar on tourism, culture, trade and investment.
The direct air link between Cambodia and Myanmar was introduced after the 4th Ayeyawady Chaophraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit and 5th CLMV Summit in November 2010 which was aimed at developing tourist industry in the subregion.