Cambodia urged the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) to help boost Cambodian agricultural exports to the EU market.
The request was made by Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries during a meeting in Phnom Penh with Tassilo Brinzer, newly appointed President of EuroCham.
The Minister briefed Brinzer on the progress of Cambodian agriculture, stressing that despite the COVID-19 crisis, the Kingdom can ensure food security and the export of rice, pepper, dried potato slices, nuts processed cashews, yellow bananas, mangoes, mango syrup and beyond. to China, South Korea and the EU.
Sakhon continued that Cambodia needs EuroCham’s cooperation on appropriate technical work to increase agricultural productivity that is competitive, inclusive and resilient to climate change.
He also reaffirmed the ministry’s willingness to cooperate with EuroCham to further improve the investment and business environment in the Cambodian agricultural sector.
Mr Brinzer praised Cambodia’s agricultural development, especially the ministry’s efforts to ensure food security and the export of agricultural products during the coronavirus crisis.
The President of EuroCham pledged to continue to cooperate with the ministry to boost agricultural production, expansion of agricultural processing and training of human resources. Lim Nary – AKP
- Key words: Eurocham, Tassilo Brinzer