Alibaba Group is holding talks with Cambodian relevant stakeholders for exporting Cambodian products and selling them in the online marketplace in China.
The topic was discussed during a virtual meeting last Friday between Yim Chhay Ly, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development and Chairman of the Village 1 Product 1 Promotion Committee and a delegation of the Alibaba Group led by Song Juntao, Secretary-General at the Alibaba Globalization Office.
During the meeting, Song said discussions were held on the cooperation between Alibaba and the Cambodian government to bring Cambodian products to market in China and hope that the National Committee for the Movement of Village 1 Product 1 will sell Cambodian products in Alibaba’s online marketplace Lazada app.
“To achieve the goal of the cooperation, we need the necessary human resources, and Alibaba can provide training in this skill,” Song said. “At the same time, we need to work together to eliminate barriers to the flow of goods from suppliers to consumers.”
Bun Sarakmony, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Commerce, said, “The cooperation between the Cambodian government and Alibaba is a good opportunity for farmers, producers, traders to bring Cambodian products to sell to consumers in China directly. The Ministry of Commerce is ready to coordinate and cooperate with Alibaba Group.”
Chhay Ly welcomed the participation of the management of Alibaba Group and the One Village, One Product committee on the cooperation to bring Cambodian products to foreign markets, especially in China through Alibaba Group technology.
“The Cambodian government will extend full support to the initiative,” Chhay Ly reiterated, adding, “Through this proposal, Alibaba Group wants to cooperate with Cambodia in many areas, including products, services, tourism, handicrafts, agriculture, industry, technology and SMEs.”