Korean Asked to Continue Support for Cambodia’s Agricultural Development

AKP Phnom Penh, August 26, 2020 —

Cambodia has asked the South Korean government to continue its assistance to the country’s agricultural development in order to maintain the sustainable development of the agricultural sector.

The request was made by H.E. Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries while receiving a courtesy call from H.E. Park Heung-kyeong, Korean Ambassador to Cambodia, here on Aug. 26.

In the meeting, H.E. Veng Sakhon briefed the Korean diplomat on the progress of agricultural development in Cambodia, which is inseparable from the South Korea’s assistance.

In order to maintain the sustainable development of the agricultural sector, H.E. Veng Sakhon proposed to H.E. Ambassador to consider supporting the development of some important sub-sectors, such as corn seed research and production, potato production and potato seed production, freshwater aquaculture development, construction of supporting infrastructure for vegetable production, and establishment of wholesale markets for agricultural products, especially vegetables in Phnom Penh and potential provinces.

H.E. Minister also emphasised the undergoing work to promote agricultural product exports to South Korea, while currently 18 kinds of Cambodian agricultural products, including fresh mangoes, are allowed to be exported to the country.

For his part, H.E. Park Heung-kyeong pledged to boost all undergoing projects to success and to consider new projects to further help Cambodia’s agricultural sector.

(Photo: Ministry of Agriculture)

By Chea Vannak