Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has asked the Philippines to buy Cambodian rice or invest in the rice sector to export to the Philippines.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen made the request when receiving newly appointed Ambassador of the Philippines to Cambodia H.E. Ms. Maria Amelita C. Aquino, here at the Peace Palace this morning, H.E. Eang Sophalleth, Assistant to the Cambodian Premier told reporters.
Samdech Techo Prime Minister informed the ambassador that Cambodia has about 6 million tonnes of rice surplus a year, and requested the Philippines to examine the possibility to import Cambodian rice.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Filipino investors could invest in Cambodia's rice sector by building rice mills and warehouses and setting up a network to buy rice for export to the Philippines.
For her part, H.E. Ms. Ambassador briefed the Prime Minister on the real situation of rice market in her country, and pledged to encourage Filipino investors to invest in Cambodia's rice sector.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press