However, in order to qualify for membership, the US official said Cambodia needed to demonstrate a level of openness that comes with the trade deal.
Among the individuals named is Cambodian Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana.
The first round of talks will take place in August 2017, according to a statement from the Ministry of Labor, followed by further discussions in September of that year.
The Bank announced on May 19 it would issue $130 million in new loans to Cambodia to fund poverty reduction projects.
The statement came just days after Cambodian garment workers gathered to express their concerns over stagnated wages, forced overtime and low standards of living.
When leaders of the world's seven most developed economies meet in Japan this week, demands for infrastructure investment world wide will be high on the agenda. VOA Khmer's Say Mony narrates.
Three-day visit starts Monday, expected to be watershed moment in growing economic and strategic relationship between former foes
Tour highlights some of most expensive properties owned by the world’s billionaires, exposes Britain’s hypocritical role in offshore finance, critics say
Draft constitution curbs powers of elected parties, proposes military appointed 250-member senate that includes senior representatives of military, police and security forces
Spotlight of blame shifts away from African generals, oligarchs and corrupt dictators, toward rich countries, whose banks, real estate brokers have been benefactors of stolen wealth of nations
The U.S. unemployment rate held steady at 5% last month but the number of new hires in April came in at a disappointing 160,000 -- well below the 200-thousand jobs many economists had been expecting. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.
ICIJ opens database to crowdsourcing, hoping it will lead to more details about exploitation of international tax havens.