China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Tuesday donated 100 tons of milled rice to Cambodia as humanitarian aid. Zhang Mingpei, director-general of Department of Agriculture of Guangxi, made the donation during a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace in Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

Hun Sen expressed gratitude to China’s Guangxi, saying that Cambodia and China’s Guangxi have seen growing relations and cooperation in agriculture. He asked Zhang to encourage more Chinese investors to do businesses in Cambodia’s agricultural sector, especially the investment in agricultural processing factories and agricultural instruments and machinery.

Zhang said the visit to Cambodia was to strengthen and expand bilateral cooperation between China and Cambodia in agriculture. He said that earlier in the day, he signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture on strengthening bilateral communication and cooperation in agriculture.

Zhang led a group of 20 Chinese agriculture experts and business executives to visit Cambodia from Jan. 6-12.

Source: Global Times Jan 2013

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