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Commerce ministry vow cooperation with ACC

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The meeting on April 20 between commerce ministry secretary of state Rath Saravuth and Shi Zhongjun, secretary-general of the ACC, at the ministry’s headquarters. COMMERCE MINISTRY

Commerce ministry vow cooperation with ACC

Cambodia and China, through the Ministry of Commerce and the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), are committed to continued cooperation at the regional level, and are striving to further strengthen and promote economic, trade and investment relations between the two countries.

The commitment came at an April 20 meeting between commerce ministry secretary of state Rath Saravuth and Shi Zhongjun, secretary-general of the ACC, at the ministry’s headquarters. The meeting focused on discussion and an exchange of views on strengthening ASEAN-China trade and investment cooperation and Cambodia-China relations.

The ministry said that Saravuth thanked the Chinese government and people for their support and cooperation, which had made a significant contribution to Cambodia's economic and social development.

Zhongjun briefed Saravuth on the achievements and the priorities and initiatives of the ACC for 2023. He said that several initiatives focused on sustainable development cooperation, including the organisation of a visit by an economic delegation and China Trade and the ASEAN-China Business Network Expansion Event, and the ASEAN-China Trade and Investment Promotion Workshop.

Zhongjun also said that the ACC has prioritized projects which enhance cooperation and support the for least developed countries in the ASEAN region, including Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, to narrow the region’s development gaps.

“The secretary-general asked for the support of the ministry for several priority projects and invited the leadership and senior officials of Cambodia and the ministry provide close cooperation on trade and investment between ASEAN and China, as well as China and the Kingdom, in the future,” said the ministry.

Saravuth welcomed the ACC’s priority projects and initiatives, saying that they were beneficial for the people of ASEAN and China. He offered thanks to China for the close attention it paid to the development of the Kingdom.

He also briefed the secretary-general on new developments, investment potential and opportunities in Cambodia and encouraged Chinese investors to continue investing in Cambodia.


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