Phnom Penh (FN), Dec. 18 - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat, and with the support from the Mission of the Peoples’ Republic of China to ASEAN, successfully hosted the ASEAN-China Young Entrepreneur Forum under the theme “Harnessing Technology and Innovation for Resilient SMEs Development”, on 17-18 December 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, according to MoFAIC’s press release dated on 18 December 2018.  

The Forum is one of the activities to celebrate the ASEAN-China “Year of Innovation 2018” and mark the 15th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership.  The Opening Ceremony was presided over by H.E. KAN Pharidh, Secretary of State and ASEAN SOM Leader of Cambodia, as high representative of H.E. PRAK Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia. Other key dignitaries attended this Opening Ceremony were H.E. HENG Sokkung, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft, Ms. FANG Bing, Counsellor of the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to ASEAN, and H.E. Mr. PIN Prakad, Deputy Governor of Siem Reap Province. More than 100 youth including women entrepreneurs and representatives from all ten ASEAN Member States (AMS), the People’s Republic of China, the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN-China Center and other relevant stakeholders from Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (MSMEs) attended this Forum.

MoFAIC’s press release is available below: