British trade minister to visit Cambodia next week

British minister for trade and investment Lord Green would visit Cambodia next Monday in order to boost bilateral trade and investment ties, according to a media statement from the British Embassy to Cambodia on Wednesday. … Mark Gooding, British Ambassador to Cambodia, said trade between UK and Cambodia reached 750 million U.S. dollars in 2012, up 27 percent year-on-year and was expected to further grow this year. “Lord Green’s decision to visit Cambodia during his mission to Southeast Asia underlines the strong links and the potential for more trade between our two countries,” he said. The UK is the fourth largest investor in Cambodia. According to the report of the Council for the Development of Cambodia, since 1994 to 2012, Cambodia has received the UK’s promised investment of 2.4 billion U.S. dollars.