Cambodia has exported its first batch of bananas directly to China as part of increased cooperation between the two countries within the framework of Belt and Road Initiative.

Cambodian Agriculture Minister said: “It is another milestone in agricultural cooperation between Cambodia and China, particularly under the Belt and Road Initiative.”

“It will not only help boost bilateral trade volume, but also importantly contribute to improving the livelihood of rural Cambodians through job creations,” he added.

Meanwhile, economic and commercial councillor of the Chinese embassy in Cambodia said:

“This is another fruitful cooperation between Cambodia and China,” he said.

“I’m strongly confident that the export of bananas to China will boost the development of Cambodian agriculture and will bring great benefits to Cambodian farmers.”