Prime Minister Hun Sen met with Mongolian premier Erdenebat Jargaltulga over the weekend while attending a summit on China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative in Beijing to discuss improving bilateral trade, according to a post on Mr. Hun Sen’s Facebook page on Sunday.
Mr. Jargaltulga urged the premier to increase cooperation in small- and medium-sized enterprises as well as exchanges in culture, tourism and education, according to the post.
Mr. Jargaltulga is also keen for Cambodia to teach his country how to boost trade with China through setting up a special economic zone, the post said.
Mr. Hun Sen meanwhile suggested signing a memorandum of understanding on protecting investors and requested that Mongolia buy rice from Cambodia, which in turn would be met with further opportunities for products to be imported from Mongolia, the post said.
Mr. Hun Sen also met with three Chinese companies that have previously invested in Cambodian infrastructure and energy projects, according to a separate post, including a $1.6 billion highway linking Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, which is slated to start construction by the end of the year.