Mr. Virak Khuon, Assistant Director of the Trade and Investment Division of the AJC gave a lecture at the Saitama University on May 19, 2016, which was participated in by 23 students. It was organized in response to the request by the University; the AJC has conducted several lectures at the University in the past few years.
In the lecture titled “ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015: Benefits and Challenges for Cambodia”, Mr. Virak talked about benefits and challenges derived from the AEC for Cambodia, his home country, after providing main features of the ASEAN, the AEC and Cambodia.
Mr. Virak received many insightful questions from the students, such as the key factors behind the economic growth of Cambodia, agricultural policy and importance of the fundamentals as well as higher education of the country.
Mr. Virak was successful in enhancing the understanding of Cambodia through the lecture, as commented by students who said that the lecture changed their image and perception of the country to be more vibrant and dynamic.