Ministers called on EU to retain EBA status

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The meeting between Land Management and Environment ministers and EU delegates. Supplied

Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara yesterday requested a visiting EU delegation to value and support the progress that the government has made to retain the EBA trade status.

Minister Sophara and Environment Minister Say Samal on Thursday met the EU delegation, which was led by Alina Boiciuc, Deputy Head of Unit, Trade and Sustainable Development, Generalised System of Preferences.

A fact-finding team sent by the EU to analyse whether Cambodia should lose its EBA trade status arrived in the Kingdom on Monday.

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A press release dated June 6 said Mr Sophara asked the fact-finding team of the European Commission to evaluate thoroughly and to support the country to continue  access to the Everything But Arms trade status.

He said EU officials should also report on the effort and progress that the Cambodian government has made in decades, noting that the government is dedicated to safeguarding the country’s democracy and human rights protection.

The meeting also evaluated land disputes involving thousands of families in Koh Kong, Kampong Speu, Preah Vihear and Oddar Meanchey provinces.

Both ministers explained that resolutions have been implemented by providing land and money to villagers who were displaced.

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