AKP Phnom Penh, January 26, 2012 –
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, met here this morning at the Peace Palace with visiting Ambassador for Mineral Resource and Energy Cooperation of the Republic of Korea H.E. Shin Jae-hyun.
In the meeting, H.E. Shin Jae-hyun Shin told the Cambodian premier of his visit, the purpose of which, he said, is to boost the cooperation between Cambodia and South Korea in mineral resource, oil and energy sectors, H.E. Ieng Sophalet, Assistant to Samdech Techo Hun Sen, told reporters.
South Korean experts have been conducting a study on mineral resource in some provinces including Preah Vihear, Takeo and Kampong Speu, said H.E. Shin Jae-hyun, who sought Samdech Techo Prime Minister’s support to South Korean mining companies to do exploitation once the study finished and to the cooperation between the companies and their Cambodian partners in mineral resource exploration and exploitation in Cambodia.
The visiting South Korean ambassador for Mineral Resource and Energy Cooperation also showed his interest in investing in the fields of oil and energy.
For his part, Samdech Techo Hun Sen welcomed the investment plan and the Korean side’s intention to cooperate with Cambodian companies in mineral resource exploration and exploitation. He also recommended H.E. Shin Jae-hyun to continue his discussion with the Cambodian National Petroleum Authority.
Meanwhile, through H.E. Shin Jae-hyun, the Cambodian prime minister asked the president of the Republic of Korea to consider providing loans to Cambodia to built power distribution network.
Article in Khmer by CHEY Phoum Pul
Article in English by KHAN Sophirom