Commerce Minister Optimistic about Cambodia-Thailand Trade Relations

H.E. Pan Sorasak, Cambodian Minister of Commerce, is optimistic that the two-way trade between Cambodia and Thailand will reach US$15 billion by 2020 as planned while in 2017, their trade volume was recorded at US$6 billion.

H.E. Minister shared his optimism during a meeting with newly appointed Thai Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Panyarak Poolthup, at the ministry office on June 11.

H.E. Pan Sorasak lauded the close relationship between the two neighbouring nations and mentioned about the recent progress in their trade cooperation such as infrastructure connection and opening of new border gates which have contributed to facilitating goods transportation, tourist flows and business cooperation expansion of both countries' businessmen.

Taking the opportunity, H.E. Minster requested Thailand to take a strict legal action against the use of Cambodia's national symbol (Angkor Wat Temple) on Thailand's rice bags being circulated at markets in Montreal, Canada.

In reply, H.E. Panyarak Poolthup informed H.E. Pan Sorasak about Thai authority's measure in order to prevent the presence of such rice product on Montreal's markets.

The new Thai diplomat also thanked H.E. Minister for having coordinated Thai businesses and the organisation of Thai trade fairs in Cambodia so far.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press