UK to support Cambodia in various domains


The United Kingdom has pledged to continue assisting Cambodia in different areas, particularly economy, trade, investment, education, finance, infrastructure, renewable energies, and environment with an aim to deepen the relations and cooperation between the two countries.

The pledge was made by newly appointed British Ambassador to Cambodia Dominic Williams while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace Monday, according to Eang Sophalleth, Assistant to the Cambodian Premier.

Ambassador Williams said he noted Cambodia’s rapid development compared to his previous visit in 2010, and spoke highly of Mr Hun Sen’s leadership in bringing about peace and stability to the country, containing and preventing the COVID-19 spread, reopening the country and resuming all socio-economic activities, well managing the Cambodian economy, and successfully hosting the ASEAN Summits and Related Summits, as well as of his attention to mine clearance.

For his part, the Prime Minister extended warm welcome to Ambassador Williams’ diplomatic mission in Cambodia and praised him for fluently speaking Khmer.

Mr Hun Sen also thanked the UK for its assistance to mine clearance operations in Cambodia, and laid stress on Cambodia’s commitment to achieve its goal of a mine-free nation by 2025 thanks to supporting resources from charitable people and partners.

Besides, the Premier laid stress on his intention to have British universities in Cambodia and encouraged more British investments to Cambodia.

Source: Khmer Times


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