PM Hun Sen Inaugurates Cambodia-Xi’an Trade Centre in China’s Shaanxi Province

AKP Phnom Penh, May 18, 2017 �

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen presided over the inauguration ceremony of Cambodia-Xi’an Trade Centre, in Shaanxi province of China, yesterday evening, before he returned to Phnom Penh.

H.E. Hu Heping, Governor of Shaanxi, was also present on the occasion.

After cutting the red ribbon to officially put the centre into use, Samdech Techo Hun Sen and H.E. Hu Heping visited the Cambodian products and other achievements displayed at the centre.

According to H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, the Cambodia-Xi’an Trade Centre is located at the Qujiang Cultural Building in Xi’an, the capital city of Shaanxi. The centre is a best place for businessmen, tourists and investors who want to know more about Cambodia.

Cambodia opened a Consulate-General in Xi’an city covering Shaanxi and Gansu provinces and Ningxia Autonomous Region on June 17, 2015. For trade exchange, Cambodia exported almost US$53 million worth of goods to Shaanxi in 2016, up from US$42 million a year earlier. Shaanxi investors invested a total of US$1.33 million in Cambodia in 2015 and some 10,000 Chinese tourists from Shaanxi visited Cambodia in the same year. Currently, there are 47 Cambodian students and 247 Cambodian people studying and living in this Chinese northwestern province.

In early August 2016, His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, paid a state visit to Shaanxi while the provincial leaders also paid official visits to Cambodia successively.

In November last year, Cambodia officially launched a trade centre in Haining, China’s province of Zhejiang to promote culture and diversify the export of Cambodian products to the Chinese markets. The country is also working to establish three more trade centres in three different Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press