An appeal has been sent to the French Embassy by the Interior Minister to help to stop fake medicines with French brand names being sold in the country.
The issue was discussed between Minister Sar Kheng and French ambassador Eva Nguyen at ministry headquarters recently.
The minister suggested the embassy to join forces with Cambodian authorities and stop the distribution of fake medicines in interest to protect public health.
Mr. Kheng further said that a lot of people believes that the products from France are of high quality, but a recent spate of fake medicine had done a lot of damage to the French brands.
He added, “Some fake products and medicines are using French brand names, so people are confused and think the counterfeits belong to France.”
Ms. Nguyen assured that the embassy will cooperate with officials to stop the distribution of fake products and protect peoples’ health.
Almost 70 tonnes of fake cosmetics have been seized so far this year by the Interior Ministry’s Counter Counterfeit Committee.
The committee had also destroyed more than 80 tonnes of cosmetics seized over the past two years last month.