Trade minister affirms commitment to boosting ASEAN trade
Trade Minister Pan Sorasak expressed his commitment to mobilize all efforts to improve trade within ASEAN.
In a meeting with ASEAN Secretary General Dato Lim Jock Hoi on January 18, Minister Sorasak stressed that as ASEAN Chairman, Cambodia will continue to strengthen cooperation in implementing implement initiatives under the five overarching strategies of the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework. , in particular the implementation of the Regional Contract for Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
The Minister also briefed the ASEAN Secretary General on Cambodia’s current work and preparations to chair meetings under the pillars of the ASEAN Economic Community.
In response, the ASEAN Secretary General commended the royal government for its efforts to control and prevent the spread of Covid-19 and vaccinate Cambodians and foreigners. Lim noted that these are the key factors for reopening economic activities with a focus on tourism, especially facilitating regional travel, as well as supporting small and medium enterprises.
In addition, the ASEAN Secretary General underscored the importance of ASEAN economic integration with regard to the region’s digital transformation, sustainable development and resilience.