Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Keat Chhon has asked the Ministry of Commerce to strengthen the export diversification as part of efforts to increase the country’s sustainable economic growth.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Ministry of Commerce’s annual meeting on March 20, Keat Chhon said the ministry should continue to diversify exported products, mainly agricultural products.

Meanwhile, Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce, stressed on the ministry’s efforts and attention on export diversification, saying the export of agricultural products is on the rise.

The Ministry of Commerce reported that Cambodia enjoyed a trade balance of 13.4 billion USD in 2012, with export volume being 5.5 billion USD.

Major export lines are garment and textile, milled rice, rubber latex, fisheries, corn, bean, sesame, and pepper.-VNA