Washington, D.C Thursday, 07 October 2010
Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rice is among the pruducts that will be displayed at the 2010 Business and Culture Expo which will be held Oct. 17 in Long Beach, CA.
“The main purpose is that we are Khmer children, so we think of our brothers and sisters who are laborers and farmers in our homeland.”
Cambodia will bring a business and culture expo to the US for the first time later this month, in an effort to promote its products to the US market.
The 2010 Business and Culture Expo will be held Oct. 17 in Long Beach and will include 20 kiosks to promote rice, palm wine, wooden sculptures and other products. Admittance is free.
“The main purpose is that we are Khmer children, so we think of our brothers and sisters who are laborers and farmers in our homeland,” said Dany Wong, a spokesman for the Cambodian American Business Association.
An improved marketplace can help Cambodia's economy, he said.
“It's an opportunity and the hope that it an be partly solved if we can link the economy and import products from our country, Cambodia, to the US,” he said.
Cambodian Ambassador Hem Heng said he will attend the event.
“I hope this expo will help promote trade between the countries,” he said.