Speech on the Occasion of the Dissemination and Launch of the National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP) 2014-2018

Excellencies, Ladies, Gentlemen,
Distinguished National and International Guests,
Dear All Participants,

Today, I am delighted to participate in the launching ceremony of the National Strategic Development Plan 2014-2018.

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presentation Ceremony of the Western University [Unofficial Translation]

Peace and Development, Otherwise Instability and Destruction

I am so pleased to be able to meet with professors and students of the Western University today. We will have a diploma presenting ceremony together. I have noticed that more and more universities have chosen the Exhibition Centre of Koh Pich for their graduation and diploma presenting ceremony taking into consideration that there are more and more people attending their ceremonies. Mr. Te Norin, rector of the Western University, already clarified in his report about the progress made in the university. In fact, we have today 2,330 graduates – most of who have either found jobs or created ones for themselves – to be presented with diplomas. It is also a remarkable note to keep that 70% of those in pursuit of their studies also are carrying out life of work and study together.

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 Closing of the 2012-2013 Stocktaking and 2013-2014 Direction Setting Conference of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Distinguished   National and International Guests,
Delegations of Capital/Provincial Education Office, and all Participants!

Today, it is my pleasure to participate with Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen in the Closing of the 2012-2013 Stocktaking and 2013-2014 Direction Setting Conference organized by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport (MoEYS). In fact, this conference has provided opportunities for us all, especially the management and officials of MoEYS at the national and sub-national levels to gather together in order to discuss, share experiences and continue seeking effective measures for the development of our education, youth, and sport sector. 

Speech at the Cambodia Outlook Conference 2014: A Partnership of CDRI and ANZ Royal Bank – “Cambodia – the Next Five Years: Reform and Competitiveness in an Integrated Region”

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

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.

Speech On the Occasion of Official Launching of Cambodia’s Trade Integration Strategy 2014-2018, Peace Palace

Excellencies, Ambassadors to the Kingdom of Cambodia,
Ms. Claire Van der Vaeren, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Cambodia,
Mr. Eric Sidgewick, ADB Country Director for Cambodia,
Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework,
Mr. Bernhard Schlachter, Executive Officer of the UNOPS,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, National and International Guests,

It is my pleasure to attend theLaunching of Cambodia’s Diagnostic Trade Integration Strategy 2014-2018”, organized by the Ministry of Commerce in cooperation with relevant ministries and institutions. On behalf of the Royal Government of Cambodia and myself, I wish to highly commend the management and officials of the Ministry of Commerce for contributing to the formulation of “Cambodia’s Trade Integration Strategy 2014-2018” which is based on the political platform and the

Selected Extempore Comments at the Graduation, Diploma and Certificates Presenting Ceremony at the Royal School of Administration (RSA) – Unofficial Translation

RSA Administered by the Ministry of Public Functions

I am so glad to preside over two events at the same time – (1) to give out diplomas and certificates to 290 senior officials, medium and senior administrative officials for 2014 and (2) to launch the training and retraining courses for 237 students who are senior officials and trainees for 2014. I am pleased that Minister of Public Functions, HE Pich Bunthin, mentioned in his report it is my 17th time to come to this school since 1986. As honorary professor, though I have not had the chance to come teach on a regular basis, I still do come to talk to you at the graduation before you rejoin your line of works. Generally, we meet twice for each intake – one at the course opening and again at the course closing.

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Inauguration Ceremony of the SOS Children’s Village in O’Russey District, Kratie City, Kratie Province

Welcome and Thank SOS Children’s Village International

I am so glad today that we meet here together to put into official use of the Cambodian SOS Children’s Village in the province of Kratie. It is indeed a motivated feeling to see more achievements mushrooming on our land as is stipulated by Mr. Siddhartha Kaul, President of the SOS Children’s Villages International, which is partner of the Royal Government of Cambodia. This is indeed the ninth project and Mr. Siddhartha Kaul has

Address at the Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Independence Day and the Establishment of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces

The Most Respected His Majesty NORODOM SIHAMONI, King of Cambodia
Samdech Akka Moha Thamma Pothisal Chea Sim, President of the Senate,
Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly,
Excellencies Senators, Members of the National Assembly, Members of the Royal Government of Cambodia,
Excellencies, Ambassadors to the Kingdom of Cambodia and Distinguished International Guests,
Beloved Compatriots,

At this auspicious commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the National Independence Day and the founding of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, on behalf of Samdech Akka Moha Thama Pothisal Chea Sim, President of the Senate and Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly and personally, I

Selected Briefing of the Appeal by Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen to Microfinance Institutions and Informal Moneylenders on Flood-Affected Borrowers Situation (Unofficial Translation)

Opening the Cabinet’s meeting at the Peace Building, Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen makes a brief announcement of his appeal to banks, microfinance institutions and informal moneylenders in Cambodia to show leniency to flood-affected debtors by not foreclosing on their houses or lands and to provide them with more loans.