June 14th was Global Economic Statecraft Day, and in order to celebrate the United States’ and Cambodia’s economic partnership and friendship, I visited the Push-Pull Cambodia’s weaving center in Takeo Province. Global Economic Statecraft Day is a global event we are holding to emphasize America’s commitment to putting economics at the center of our foreign policy and to use diplomacy to advance America’s economic renewal.
I thought I would share some photos of my trip with you!
Push-Pull Cambodia is an American owned company that has a strong commitment to community-development, fair trade, and social responsibility. In addition to a fair wage, the company provides its 46 employees financial management training and access to health care.
I enjoyed meeting with the Push-Pull team, and learning about the beautiful products they make.
Push-Pull Cambodia is a wonderful example of how the U.S. and Cambodia can work together to achieve economic renewal and prosperity in a responsible way. I look forward to working with Cambodia to continue to increase our bilateral economic relationship.
Thanks for your suggestions on where I should visit in Cambodia. Keep them coming! Let’s talk more soon.