Since my first tour in Cambodia in the late1990s, I have been convinced that Cambodia possesses the resources necessary to become an economic dynamo like Singapore, Malaysia or Thailand.
But, I have also learned that those resources – a young workforce, strategic location, agricultural riches, and a competitive textile industry – need guidance and support to help Cambodia reach its economic potential.
A major focus of my time in Cambodia has been to identify sectors that could thrive with the help of US networks, companies and expertise. I am very proud to say that – working with Cambodian youth and women, the private sector, as well as the government – we have had a number of successes in supporting Cambodia’s economic transformation.
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