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Cambodia and Thailand reconnected by rail after 45 years


Added 04-22-19 05:04:01am EST - “A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated on Monday in a bid to slash travel times and boost trade between the southeast Asian neighbours. Cambodian premier Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-O-Cha…” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Cambodia and Thailand reconnected by rail after 45 years”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated on Monday in a bid to slash travel times and boost trade between the southeast Asian neighbours.

Cambodian premier Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-O-Cha witnessed a signing ceremony at a Thai border post before riding together to the Cambodian town of Poipet on a train donated by Thailand.

The pair -- with Prayut dressed in a bright yellow shirt -- stepped from the carriage in Poipet with their clasped hands held high to the cheers of waiting crowds, waving flags of both countries.

Hun Sen described their journey as "historic" and thanked Thailand for its efforts "to reconnect the railway between Cambodia and Thailand".

The railway would also better link his country to other southeast Asian neighbours and boost economy and trade, he added.

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