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

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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.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Groundbreaking Ceremony to Construct the bridge at the border between Cambodia and Vietnam at Chrey Thom, Kandal Province

I would like to take this opportune moment to express my sincere thank to the Vietnamese people who live and are present also on the other side of the river for this occasion. I am so happy today to be able to come here with Prime Minister HE Nguyen Tan Dung for the launching of the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the 428 meters Chrey Thom-Long Binh Bridge – a historic indicator of the history of the two countries relations.

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Address at the Opening of 8th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development, and 4th ASEAN+3 Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development and Related Meetings

Excellency Ministers of Social Welfare and Development of ASEAN and ASEAN+ Countries,
Excellency ASEAN Secretary General,
Excellency Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen Distinguished guests

It is my pleasure to attend the opening of the 8th ASEAN and 4th ASEAN+3 Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development and Related Meetings organized by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation in the country of Angkor, the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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Speech at the Commemoration of the 6th Anniversary of the Veterans Day

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen distinguished national and international guests,
Beloved Veterans and Families,

It is my honour and pleasure to be at this auspicious commemoration of the 6th Anniversary of the Veterans Day. This event is a mark of our deep gratitude to the veterans, members of the armed forces and patriots who have sacrificed their flesh and blood in the cause of the country and people of all generations. I would like to take this

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Speech on the Opening Occasion of the 37th Session of the World Heritage Committee

Excellency Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO;
Excellency Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee;
Excellency Katalin Bogyay, the President of the General Conference of UNESCO;
Excellency Alissandra Cummins, the President of the Executive Board of UNESCO;
Distinguished Guests, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen!

On behalf of the Royal Government and People of Cambodia, I would like to extend our warmest welcome to all of you, the Leaders of UNESCO and all the delegates from member countries of the World Heritage Committee, who are attending this 37th Session of the

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Selected Impromptu Comments during the Meeting with the Employers/employees of the Preah Sihanouk Autonomous Port to Commemorate the International Labor Day (Unofficial Translation)

I am so glad that we have the opportunity to meet once again in the Preah Sihanoukville Autonomous Port on the 127th anniversary of the International Labor Day. As promised, I have to make my schedule to come here every year, though dues to unexpected circumstance I also could not make it a few times. Today, the 127th anniversary of the

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