Trade Minister Pan Sorasak asked newly appointed Singapore Ambassador to Cambodia Teo Lay Cheng to facilitate imports of agricultural products from the Kingdom.
The request was made during a meeting between Sorasak and Teo on promoting trade between the two ASEAN member states at the ministry on May 20.
Sorasak said Cambodia is rich in agricultural products including mango, banana, Pailin’s longan, Kampot pepper, turmeric, coconut, dragon fruit and rice, which have been exported to the country. region and around the world.
“We have requested coordination with Singaporean companies in importing agricultural products from Cambodia and in business twinning to promote trade in the ASEAN region,” he said.
The Minister noted that Cambodia has made great efforts to improve the business environment and attract more investors, especially through the enforcement of intellectual property law and the protection of trademarks and brands.
Despite the Covid-19 crisis, bilateral trade between Cambodia and Singapore reached more than $ 308 million in 2020, the former exporting $ 87 million in goods to the city-state.