Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 30 – Following a five-month overseas mission, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet highlighted significant interest from foreign companies in investing in Cambodia, particularly in the agricultural sector.

The premier spoke on Tuesday (Jan. 30) at the closing of the annual meeting of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries at the Ministry.

Samdech Thipadei stated, "Sooner, major Singaporean companies producing agricultural products will come here [Cambodia] [...] Investment groups from the United States, Japan, and other countries are also scheduled to meet soon, with agriculture being a key area of interest."

On the occasion, Samdech Thipadei underscored that the keen interest of foreign companies in investing in Cambodia's agricultural sector provides an opportunity to meticulously assess the specific needs of various countries. The premier added that going on mission abroad can effectively open markets for products without unnecessary complexities. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the specific needs of each country is essential.

At the same time, Samdech Thipadei asserted that the Ministry of Commerce should spearhead efforts to attract and strategize with producers, growers, and sellers in identifying markets. He further directed ministries and state institutions to maintain close collaboration in ongoing efforts to boost export initiatives.

Premier Hun Manet underscored that achieving agricultural goals is contingent on trade support in open markets, as well as the sustained collaboration with water resources, rural development, and related institutions.