China-proposed BRI aligns well with Cambodia’s Rectangular Strategy: Cambodian commerce official

China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aligns well with the Cambodian government’s Rectangular Strategy Phase IV, a Cambodian commerce official has said.

BRI, a reference to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, was initiated by China in 2013 with the aim of building a trade, investment, and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes.

Speaking at a Cambodian and Chinese (Sichuan) entrepreneurs meeting here Thursday, Cambodian Commerce Ministry Under Secretary of State Bun Chanthy said the BRI is based on five cooperation priorities, namely policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration, and relationship of culture and people.

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