Cambodia-Thailand bilateral trade tops $2.58 billion in first eight months

: The bilateral trade between Cambodia and Thailand amounted to $2,585 million in the January-August period of this year, a 19.9 percent decrease over that of last year, a report of the General Department of Customs and Excise showed.

Cambodia exported $646 million worth of goods to Thailand, inching up 5.4 percent over the same period last year, while its imports from Thailand decreased by 25.8 percent to $1,938 million, the report pointed out.

Cambodia's main exports to Thailand include textiles, agricultural products, gems, raw materials, and semi-finished products. Imports from Thailand are mostly fish, meat, vegetables, automobiles, organic fertilizers, foodstuffs, and construction materials.

Thai Prime Minister H.E. Srettha Thavisin is paying his first official visit to Cambodia on Sept. 28. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, during his day-long visit to Phnom Penh, H.E. Srettha Thavisin and Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei , Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia will hold bilateral talks aimed at charting a course of action to further deepen and expand the extensive spectrum of mutually beneficial ties under bilateral and multilateral frameworks.

The two leaders will take part in a handover ceremony for the Transit and Reception Centre for Victims of Trafficking and Other Vulnerable Groups in Poipet City, part of a bilateral cooperation initiative.

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