(Post by CAAI News Media)
WAM Phnom Penh, 14 Oct. 2009 (WAM) - King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia received here today UAE's Minister of Economy H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri who conveyed to him greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
King Sihamoni discussed with the visiting Emirati minister ways to boost bilateral relations and economic cooperation between the two countries.
Al Mansouri is leading a UAE delegation on a visit to Cambodia to explore investment opportunities in different fields, including agricultural sectors.
Earlier, Al Mansouri and the delegation members met with Keat Chhon, Cambodian Minister of Economy '&' Finance who detailed them on the investment climates, legislations and recent infrastructure projects being implemented there.
Al Mansouri made a presentation on the country's desire to enhance cooperation with Cambodia, particularly in the investment in arable land and cultivation of rice, soya and other crops.
Chhon said his country was committed to provide all facilities that serve UAE's investment drives.
Cambodia is famous for its fertile lands and agriculture contributes around 29 percent to its GDP. It exports more than 2 million tons of rice annually. It also has huge fisheries resources WAM/MAB