Cambodian Premier Receives British Foreign Office Minister

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, this morning received visiting British Foreign Office Minister H.E. Jeremy Browne at the Peace Palace.

In the meeting, H.E. Jeremy Browne said his two-day visit to Cambodia is part of the UK’s policy to expand and strengthen its relationship with Cambodia as well as with the Southeast Asian region, H.E. Ieng Sophalet, Assistant to the Cambodian premier told reporters after the talk.

The British minister also expressed his appreciation to the business and investment environment in Cambodia, said the assistant.

For his part, the Cambodian prime minister welcomed the policy, through which, he said, the Cambodia-UK’s relations will be further deepened, and the trade exchange as well as tourism and investment between the two countries will also grow.

According to a report from the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), in 2011 the UK investors stood at the top list of foreign investors in Cambodia with US$2.24-billion investment out of US$7.01 billions of the total investment in Cambodia.

In late June, Prudential, a UK-based financial services group got a principal agreement from the Cambodian Ministry of Economy and Finance for its investment in life insurance services in Cambodia. In May, UK’s trade and investment office was established in the UK Embassy in Cambodia.

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