Cambodia and Timor-Leste to foster agricultural cooperation

A day after the Agriculture Ministry launched a five-year plan, Prime Minister Hun Sen slams those calling on the government to set the price of rice while also encouraging foreign investment in the Kingdom’s agro-processing industry. KT/Chor Sokunthea. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

PHNOM PENH, Jun 14, 2020, The Khmer Times. agriculture cooperation between Cambodia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, The Khmer Times reported.

The push was made during a meeting between Mr Sakhon and Ermenegildo “Kupa” Lopes, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to Cambodia at the ministry office, yesterday.

The cooperation will foster areas such as research, training and human resources development and exchange of high-level official visits.

The minister also informed the diplomat on the potential of Kingdom’s agricultural sector as well as main exports including milled rice, mango, banana, cashew nut, cassava, vegetables, and fish.

Ambassador Kupa Lopes deeply lauded the progress made in the agriculture sector which will consequently boost Cambodia’s economic growth and reduce poverty.

The ambassador underlined his commitment during his tenure to grease agriculture cooperation as an approval of the request from the minister and it will step up with a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding soon.

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