Selected Impromptu Comments at the Closing Ceremony of the Annual Review Conference of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for 2015-2016, and Directives Setting for 2016-17 [Unofficial Translation]

Establishing Agricultural Associations As for this point, I wish to affirm that shall we leave farmers unorganized their bargaining power would be small. In fact, our Japanese friends advised us to set up cooperatives a while ago and I told the Japanese Ambassador that the word “cooperative” had misled people by what happened under the…

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Celebration of the National Fishery Day at the Khnaj Reservoir, Tuol Preah Khlang Commune, Stoeng Trang District, Kampong Cham Province [Unofficial Translation]

National Fishery Day Celebrated Not Far from Birth Village

Today I am so happy to join with you all to celebrate the July-1 National Fishery Day in the reservoir of Khnaj, the village of Wat, the Commune of Tuol Preah Khlang, the district of Stoeng Trang, Kompong Cham province. This place is not far from my home village. I just met my relatives who have come from the commune of Peam Koh Snah. I also see that we have the presences of Excellencies and Lok Chumteavs, leaders of the Senate, the National Assembly and the Royal Government of Cambodia. I wish to inform you that my village is about ten Kilometers from here, to go through shortcut. It would be about 30 Kilometers if you go through normal communal roads.

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Speech at the Closing of the 2014-2015 Stocktaking and 2015-2016 Directions Setting Conference of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Distinguished National and International Guests,
Farmer representatives, Professors, students, all participants!

Today, it is my great pleasure to preside over the “2014-2015 Stocktaking and 2015-2016 Direction Setting Conference” organized by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries”. At the outset, I wish to extend my warm welcome to Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished National and International Guests, Professors, Students and farmer representatives, participating in this meaningful conference.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Closing of the Annual Conference of Stock-taking of 2014/15 and Directive Settings of 2015/16 for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries [Unofficial Translation]

In addition to the prepared text delivered at the closing session of the Annual Conference of the 2014/15 Stocktaking and 2015/16 Directives Setting for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Samdech Techo Hun Sen made the following selected extempore comments:

Barriers to Exports from Low to High Income Countries

I wish to add a few things here. There is an organization called OPEC (Oil Producing and Exporting Countries) who is doing the oil exporting. In this region, we have a mechanism for those who grow and produce rubber. We need to work harder with our partners. Cambodia is holding its rotating chairmanship. There is also one other initiative I started since 2005 in the framework and to attract attention of the ACMECS countries on issue of setting up a rice exporting countries (REC), in which Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar are members. This is an issue that is continuing to be discussed.

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