Cambodia, China closer to FTA signing deal

Cambodia and China say they are now planning to sign a free-trade deal some time later this year. The move came after the duo wrapped up their first-round negotiations, which were held last month in Beijing, China.

The Ministry of Economy and Finance late last week held a meeting discussing the result of the first-round of negotiations on the free-trade agreement’ (FTA) between Cambodia and China, in which the ministry said both parties noted and highly valued the first round of talks.

“This meeting has given guideline principles to the negotiating teams, so that this enables them to have a strong foundation for the next round of discussions aimed at reaching a conclusion,” it said.

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Chhut Bunthoeun