Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Thai-based joint business council urged

Thai-based joint business council urged

The Phnom Penh-based Thailand-Cambodia Business Council has called for the government to set up an equivalent body in Thailand to help boost trade between the two nations.

Speaking on December 20 during the 5th Greater Mekong Subregion summit in Bangkok, Thailand-Cambodia Business Council (TCBC) chairman Chanitr Charnchainarong urged Cambodian Minister of Commerce Sun Chanthol to set up the council “as soon as possible”.

Ministry of Commerce spokesman Ken Ratha said yesterday that the ministry welcomed the suggestion.

“It would be like the TCBC, and closely work with the Cambodian government to spread information to their businesses to better understand Cambodia’s trade situation,” he said.

Ratha said he could not detail when the council might be established.

The Post reported in March 2013 that a potential Thai-based TCBC would be established, citing a memorandum of understanding between the Chambers of Commerce from both countries.

But Nguon Mengtech, director general of the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce, said yesterday that the agreement was still waiting approval of both countries’ ministers of commerce.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Opposition leader Kem Sokha uses his hat to gesture to supporters during a campaign rally yesterday in Siem Reap province. Facebook

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to unleash war on the opposition party if he loses patience with their campaign for the June 4 commune

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday sought to deflect criticism that the ruling party invited election observers of questionable credibility