Cambodian PM Appreciates U.S. Secretary Clinton’s Presence at the ASEAN-U.S. Business Forum
AKP Phnom Penh, July 14, 2012 –
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen yesterday expressed his appreciation to the presence of U.S. Secretary of State H.E. Mrs. Hillary Clinton at the ASEAN-U.S. Business Forum in Siem Reap province, home to Angkor temples.
Addressing the dinner reception of the ASEAN-U.S. Business Forum, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Cambodia would like to see more and more American investors, especially in the fields of energy, oil and gas and other sectors.
“The presence of H.E. Mrs. Hillary Clinton at this time is a sign of encouragement to the American investors and businessmen,” he underlined.
In addition, Samdech Techo Hun Sen stressed on Cambodia’s efforts in creating a free and favorable investment environment to all the investors without discrimination since 1993.
H.E. Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and H.E. Mrs. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand, also participated in the forum.
On behalf of the ASEAN member countries, Samdech Techo Hun Sen highly valued the initiative of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council and the American Chambers of Commerce to organize such an important event.
The Cambodian premier also suggested both sides to find more ways to boost the U.S.-ASEAN cooperation such as considering the possibility to have a free trade agreement or a comprehensive economic partnership.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen also highlighted Cambodia’s strong commitment to fully support the idea of strengthening and expanding the strategic partnership between the U.S.and ASEAN including the government-private sector partnership so as to boost the construction of both soft and hard infrastructure to ensure a full connectivity in the region.
The U.S. is one of the biggest trade partners of Cambodia, but not many American investors came to Cambodia.
Article in Khmer by CHEY Phoumipul
Article in English by KHAN Sophirom