Climate, crops impress emirate leader enough to invest in Kingdom, while ministerial talks cover aviation, oil sectors
Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheik Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah greets the crowd as he is welcomed to the Kingdom by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday 03 Aug 2008 at Phnom Penh International Airport
In talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen on
Monday, Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheik Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmad
Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said he sees enough potential in Cambodia’s land and
climate that Kuwait plans to invest in the Kingdom’s agriculture
sector, government spokesman Khieu Kanharith said.
the rich country and Cambodia has the agricultural potential,” Khieu
Kanharith said at a news conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
after the meeting. “Kuwait will help Cambodia to become a powerful
country in exporting its agricultural products.”
The Kuwaiti premier is leading a delegation on an official three-day visit that started Sunday.
the indicators pointing to the country’s farming strengths is the
current two million tonne rice surplus, despite worldwide food
Khieu Kanharith said the rulers also discussed direct
flights between the countries, the establishment of a permanent embassy
in Phnom Penh, cultural exchanges and proposals to provide technical
training to Cambodian oil and gas officials. The discovery of oil off
of Cambodia’s southern coast indicates that the Kingdom could be
sitting on massive petroleum and natural gas reserves.
Deputy Prime Minister Sok An expects to hold further oil talks with Kuwaiti officials.
Cambodia and Kuwait have also signed five agreements covering
trade, investment, economic issues, a memorandum of understanding of
foreign affairs cooperation and civil aviation.
Foreign minister Hor Namhong will discuss loans and investment with
his Kuwaiti counterpart, while Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh is to
discuss exporting local products.