Hun Sen Seeks Investment From Chinese Official

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday requested investment in agriculture in Kampot province from a Chi­nese Communist Party provincial of­ficial, an assistant to the prime minister said.

Eang Sophal­leth, an assistant to Mr. Hun Sen, said that Shan­dong prov­ince Com­munist Party Deputy Sec­re­­tary-General Wang Jun­min was visiting the country to search for in­vestment opportunities in agri­cul­ture and tourism. 

Mr. So­phal­­leth said that the prime minister had told Mr. Wang that agricultural in­­vestment would benefit both countries.

“Sam­dech [Hun Sen] requested that the del­egation review aspects of possible in­­vestment in Cambodia for processing crops for export to Chi­na,” he said.

Mr. Sophalleth added that in­vestors from Shan­dong prov­ince looking to start 68 agricultural projects in the country had joined Mr. Wang on his trip, but he de­­clined to elaborate on how much mon­ey the po­tential in­vestors rep­re­sented.

“[Mr. Wang] visited Kam­pot where he held a discussion and signed a mem­orandum of understanding be­tween Kam­pot and Shan­dong prov­inces,” he said.

“He also checked on a project for growing pepper and durian in Kampot and visited Siem Reap province to dis­cuss tourism co­op­eration.”

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