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UK trade envoy Heather Wheeler met with then foreign minister Prak Sokhonn (left) in 2019. foreign ministry

UK investment, exports set to grow

Publication date 24 September 2023 | 20:49 | ICT

Recently-appointed UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Cambodia and Laos Heather Wheeler is looking to expand trade and investment with Cambodia as the two countries celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations.



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