Cambodia has urged the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) to help boost the export of Cambodian agricultural products to the EU market.
The request was made by H.E. Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries during a meeting in Phnom Penh yesterday with Mr. Tassilo Brinzer, newly appointed Chairman of EuroCham.
H.E. Minister told Mr. Tassilo Brinzer of the progress of Cambodia’s agriculture, stressing that despite the COVID-19 crisis, the Kingdom can ensure food security and export of rice, pepper, dried potato slices, processed cashew nuts, yellow bananas, mangoes, mango syrup and beyond to China, South Korea and EU.
H.E. Veng Sakhon continued that Cambodia needs cooperation from EuroCham on appropriate technical work to increase the agricultural productivity which is competitive, inclusive and climate resilient.
He also reaffirmed the ministry’s readiness to cooperate with EuroCham to further improve the investment and business environment in Cambodia’s agricultural sector.
From his end, Mr. Tassilo Brinzer spoke highly of Cambodia’s agricultural development, especially the ministry’s efforts in ensuring food security and export of agricultural products during the coronavirus crisis.
The EuroCham chairman pledged to continue cooperating with the ministry to boost the agricultural production, agricultural processing expansion, and human resource training.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press