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Cambodia and Timor-Leste to foster agricultural cooperation

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Ambassador Ermenegildo “Kupa” Lopes together with H.E. Veng Sakhon at the ministry office yesterday Photo supplied

Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon has encouraged stronger bilateral agriculture cooperation between Cambodia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

The push was made during a meeting between Mr Sakhon and Ermenegildo “Kupa” Lopes, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to Cambodia at the ministry office, yesterday.

The cooperation will foster areas such as research, training and human resources development and exchange of high-level official visits.

The minister also informed the diplomat on the potential of Kingdom’s agricultural sector as well as main exports including milled rice, mango, banana, cashew nut, cassava, vegetables, and fish.

Ambassador Kupa Lopes deeply lauded the progress made in the agriculture sector which will consequently boost Cambodia’s economic growth and reduce poverty.

The ambassador underlined his commitment during his tenure to grease agriculture cooperation as an approval of the request from the minister and it will step up with a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding soon. /AKP

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