Cambodia-China Business and Investment Forum 2018 held in Phnom Penh

Cambodia-China Business and Investment Forum 2018 held in Phnom Penh

PHNOM PENH, 7 March 2018 – The Cambodia-China Business and Investment Forum brought together leading Chinese and Cambodian business executives and key government officials to discuss business partnerships in various sectors.

Held on the premises of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) in Phnom Penh, the Forum was jointly organized by the CDC and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), with the sponsorship of the Green Industry Platform China Chapter Office, the China Chamber of International Commerce, and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.

The Forum concluded the exploratory mission of a high-level Chinese business delegation to Cambodia, which took place from 4 -7 March 2018, and involved meetings with senior national representatives from the CDC, the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Public Work and Transport to discuss areas of potential collaboration.

In his opening remarks, Sok Narin, UNIDO Country Representative, presented the Forum as one of many activities that the Organization will implement within the framework of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) between the Royal Government of Cambodia and UNIDO. Narin reiterated the importance of attracting investment and expertise from partner countries, including for sustainable tourism, agro-industry value chains, industrial diversification and Special Economic Zone development. Narin’s statement was echoed by ZHAO Liang, Project Director of the Green Industry Platform China Chapter Office.

"The forum aims to create consensus between Chinese and Cambodian leaders, and to promote trade and investment cooperation between the two countries, as well as in the Lancang-Mekong sub-region. The business delegation will lead to investments by the participating companies,” added CHENG Qingtao, Vice Chairman of the China Chamber of International Commerce.

Speaking on behalf of the CDC, Nut Unvoanra, Deputy Secretary General of the Cambodian Investment Board (CIB), expressed his appreciation for UNIDO’s support, adding, “As the government’s investment promotion agency, we are committed to supporting investors and continuing to improve a enabling environment for business.”

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Narin SOK

UNIDO Country Representative, Cambodia