Cambodia calls on South Korea to expand bilateral cooperation, including private investment in waste management and recycling, carbon credit projects, green financing and human resource development.

The call came as Ministry of Environment secretary of state Tin Ponlok and Lon Saboeun, adviser to the Cambodian embassy in South Korea, led a Cambodian delegation to the Global Green Hub Korea 2023 meeting on May 25-26 in Busan, South Korea. 

Chaired by Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, the meeting was attended by the representatives of several countries in the region, Korean state institutions, the private sector and financial institutions.

According to the ministry, Ponlok described Cambodia's green development perspective to the assembled dignitaries.

“The Cambodian government is highly committed to inclusively promoting green development climate change resilience,” he said.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the Cambodian delegation met with Hoeung Yin Chhay, head of the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI), to discuss cooperation in the field of environmental protection.

The delegation also met with several Korean companies to discuss investment opportunities in waste management and recycling projects in Cambodia.