South Korea wants to host more migrant workers and increase agricultural imports from Cambodia, including mangoes, a meeting between the outgoing ambassador and National Assembly president Heng Samrin revealed yesterday.
Outgoing South Korean Ambassador to Cambodia Kim Weon-Jin met with Mr Samrin at the National Assembly to discuss his tenure and future prospects between the countries.
Keo Piseth, cabinet chief for Mr Samrin, briefed reporters on the meeting afterwards.
“Next year, Korea will begin importing agricultural products, including mangoes,” Mr Piseth said.
Cambodia signed a deal in 2015 with South Korea’s Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency to develop a plan to export mangos to South Korea.
Mr Piseth said Mr Kim told Mr Samrin that South Korea also wants to see an increase in the number of migrant workers in the country. There are currently about 45,000.