Speech on the Occasion of the Launch of the National Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition 2014-2018

Excellencies Ambassadors, Distinguished National and International Guests, Representatives of Development Partners

Today it is my great pleasure to attend the launch of the National Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition 2014-2018 which is organized by the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development in collaboration with relevant ministries-institutions and development partners.

Selected Comments and Press Briefing during the Extraordinary Session of the Fifth Legislative National Assembly [Unofficial Translation]

Firstly, I would like to express my warmest greeting to the presence of members of the National Assembly from the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). I also convey my warm welcome to the idea raised in the speech of HE Sam Rainsy. I think if everything according to this spirit happened a year ago, Cambodian could have had one good year already (after the elections of the fifth legislative term of the National Assembly). What happened on 22 July 2014 was not much different to the spirit of the negotiation on 17 September 2013. Putting the two negotiation results next to one another, there is not much difference. Unfortunately, the situation had gone worse and sadness came to the country before conscience reigns. I strongly hope that HE Sam Rainsy and members of the CNRP will keep record of everything that we discussed on 16 and 17 of September 2013, on the phone on 9 April 2014 and again on 22 July 2014.

Speech at the Closing of the General Assembly of the Sixth-Term Cambodian Red Cross

Excellencies, Lok Oknha, Distinguished National and International Guests,
Dear all the Participants!

Today, I am delighted to participate in the closing of the “the General Assembly of the Sixth-Term Cambodian Red Cross” held over the last two days. This General Assembly is a great opportunity for us to take stock of the achievements of the Fifth-Term Cambodian Red Cross and review progress and challenges in the implementation of the Cambodian Red Cross Strategy 2011 – 2020 which has four core areas, viz. disaster management, promotion of health and healthcare in community, promotion of humanitarian principles and values, and institutional development and resource

Closing Speech at the 5th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2014 Under the Theme “Dream It, Plan It, Do It” [August 06, 2014]

Excellencies, Lok Chumteavs, Distinguished Delegates,
National and International Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen!

Today I am pleased to participate in the closing ceremony of the “5th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2014” held under the theme of “Dream It, Plan It, Do It“. At the outset, I would like to thank the Humanitarian Affairs UK, the youth and distinguished guests for supporting and choosing Cambodia as the host of the 5th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2014” held from 1st to 7th August 2014, in Phnom Penh Capital City.

Selected Comments at the Inauguration of Stoeng Meanjei Overpasses in Phnom Penh [Unofficial Translation]

Local Financial and Human Resource

My wife and I are so happy to be able to join all of you in this inauguration ceremony of the Stoeng Meanjei overpasses, the third site in the city where we build overpasses to improve traffic. I am so pleased to have been here in a space of one year in between – on 26 November 2013 to review the construction and today for the inauguration. I was here that time to put into official use parts of the overpasses for the demand of traffic and that were not hindering the remaining construction. At the time, there was news that I already ran out of the country. Many of the press people here could have remembered that Hun Sen was standing right here. Today, with all of the Buddhist monks, followers, Excellencies, Ladies and our compatriots, we put into official use this major achievement.

Speech on the Occasion of the Ramadan IFTA Dinner of Cambodian Muslim, 18 July 2014

Oknha Sos Kamry, Chairman of the High Council for Islamic Religious Affairs in Cambodia,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen Distinguished National and International Guests,
I
mam, Tuon and Students!

Today, my wife and I are delighted to participate with Oknha Chairman of the Highest Council for Islamic Religious Affairs in Cambodia, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Imam, Tuon and Islamists from all over the place, national and international distinguished guests in the Islamic Feast of Breaking the Fast. This ceremony underlines the attention of the Royal Government of Cambodia to Islam and Islamists as well as other religions aimed to enhance benevolence and closeness between Islamists and followers of other religions as well as national and international leadership. Overall, this has brought about solidarity, warmth and harmony throughout the country.

Address on the Occasion of the Launch of National Disability Strategic Plan 2014-2018 and the 5th Anniversary of Law on Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Your Excellencies, Members of the Royal Government, Ambassadors, Distinguished National and International Guests,
Beloved Persons with Disabilities, Teachers and Students,

Today, I am delighted to attend the launch of the “National Disability Strategic Plan 2014-2018 and the celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the Law on Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”. This event offers us an opportunity to understand latest disability-related developments and review the progress to date to identify work to be done and shortages for the cause of ensuring the basic rights of persons with disabilities, creating more opportunities for them, facilitating their participation in socio-economic development without barriers and discrimination, and enabling them to live on equal footing and equal rights in the society.

Selected Extempore Comments on the National Fish Day at the Reservoir Kdol, village of Kraing Kantrol, Samaki Meanjei district, Kompong Chhnang province [Unofficial Translation]

Increase in Fish and Prawn Farming

I am so glad to be here once again on the National Fish Day – 1 July that we celebrate every year. Last year, I missed the celebration because it fell on the election campaign period as I made a solemn promise that within the specified period of one month of the campaign, I would not make any statement. It is in this respect that last year we celebrated the day in Kompong Thom and HE Yim Chhay Ly had to represent me there. This year, nothing prevents me from joining all of you in celebrating the National Fish Day here in the reservoir of Kdol, village of Kraing Kantrol, Peam commune in the district of Samaki Meanjei of Kompong Chhnang province. It is indeed a great pleasure for me to be able to pay a visit to our people and Buddhist monks in the province of Kompong Chhnang.

Selected Extempore Comments during the Inauguration of the AEON Mall Phnom Penh [Unofficial Translation]

Welcome Foreign Minister Kushida Fumio, Japanese Consensus on Cambodia

I am so pleased today to be able to return to this place once again after my presence on 10 December 2012 to launch the construction of the AEON Mall in Phnom Penh. We are here today to put the mall into official opening. I have a great pleasure and thank HE Kushida Fumio, Foreign Minister of Japan, for conducting his visit to Cambodia at this inaugurating ceremony of the first biggest mall in Cambodia. HE Kushida and I have taken this chance to inaugurate jointly the mall, a Japanese investment, which is a clear message to the people of Japan about the advancement of relation between our two countries.

Address on the Occasion of the Commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Venerable Monks,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Compatriots and Beloved Students

Today, it is my pleasure to be here with Excellencies, Ladies, gentlemen, compatriots and beloved students to commemorate the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. On behalf of the Royal Government and myself, I wish to lend my full support to all competent authorities, all branches of armed force, local and international civil society organizations, private sector and as well as countries in the region and the world for the concerted effort to fight drugs and address their associated problems.