Hun Sen urges Vietnam to buy more goods from Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen Facebook preside at the inauguration ceremony of Da Market on Tuesday. Photo from his Facebook page.
  • Phoung Vantha
  • December 24, 2019 8:47 AM

PHNOM PENH - Prime Minister Hun Sen urged Vietnam Tuesday to buy more goods from Cambodia to help correct the trade imbalance between the two countries.

"I propose that Vietnam increases the amount that it buys from Cambodia. Vietnam is buying 300,000 tonnes of rice and some other products,” he said. "I call on Vietnam to buy other things.”

Hun Sen also encouraged the Ministry of Commerce to study building border markets in Kampot and Svay Rieng.

Bilateral trade was $4.6 billion in the 11 months to November and is expected to reach $5 billion in 2020, the prime minister said.

Vietnam is Cambodia’s third-largest source of foreign investment.

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