Your Excellencies, Neak Oknha, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Today, I am very delighted to join all of you once again in this auspicious 17th Government-Private Sector Forum (G-PSF). This is the first G-PSF being held after the Royal Government of the Fifth Legislature was formed after free, fair, transparent and just general elections on 28 July 2013.
It is my great pleasure today to preside over the opening of the 2014 Cambodia Outlook Conference on the very timely theme of “Cambodia the Next Five Years – Reform and Competitiveness in an Integrated Region”. This is the eighth occasion on which I have had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynote address in this outlook conference. I wish to once again congratulate CDRI and ANZ Royal Bank on their initiative in hosting this important annual conference, which brings together officials from the Royal Government, and senior representatives of the private sector, the research community, non-government organisations, and international development partners to consider Cambodia’s achievements, the challenges we face, and how we can work together to overcome those challenges for the benefit of our nation.