Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina recently convened a meeting with 26 students, who were the recipients of the Human Resource Development Scholarship funded by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS). 

During the meeting, held at the ministry headquarters in Phnom Penh, Tina extended his congratulations to the 26 scholars, who are all prepared to commence their studies in the world's third-largest economy. 

He expressed that studying abroad provides an exceptional opportunity to bolster skills and knowledge. This enrichment, he suggested, is crucial for the development of the motherland, as per the ministry's statement.

Tina also emphasised the need for the scholars to maintain a spirit of unity and openness. He stressed the importance of being receptive to new experiences, particularly understanding the language and culture of Japan, which he identified as fundamental to establishing effective communication.

"Education is fundamental, but what truly matters is your actual ability, practical work, good results and self-value," he said.

The minister encouraged them to have a clear understanding of their capabilities and to set specific goals. By making these goals a reality and giving their best, they can significantly contribute to the development of Cambodia.