Selected Impromptu Comments at the Closing Session of “Clean City, Beautiful Site and Good Service 2014” Conference, Ministry of Tourism, Sokha Hotel Phnom Penh [Unofficial Translation]

In addition to the prepared speech, Samdech Techo Hun Sen made impromptu comments on some current issues selected and translated as followed:

Maintaining Security for Tourists Arrivals

… I do not forget to encourage (the conference participants) to pay more attention on issues relating to security for our country.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Celebration of Ramadan Iftar Dinner [Unofficial Translation]

Along with the prepared texts, Samdech Techo Hun Sen made the following comments at the Ramadan Iftar Dinner Celebration:

In Absence of Religious and Racial Conflicts, Win-Win Policy Easily Implemented

The regime of Pol Pot had ravaged religions to the roots – not only Islam but all religious faiths. After the liberation on 7 January 1979, all religions (in Cambodia) revived along with the Cambodian nation. It is noted that there have been efforts made by various religions – Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. Non-religious persons are making efforts as well. What is important and proud for us is that Cambodia does not have religious conflicts. HE Ambassador from Kuwait mentioned this in his speech and I am very grateful and feeling encouraged by it.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Groundbreaking Ceremony to Build the 182 Kilometres National Road 55 in Pursat Province [Unofficial Translation]

Elegant Rice Species

I am so happy to be able to return once again to Pursat province where fifteen years ago on 18 March 2000 I was here for the groundbreaking ceremony of the National Road 56. Today we are here to launch another groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the National Road 55, which is running some 182 Kilometres. I am so joyful to see that from day to day we have put into operation various completed infrastructural achievements and opened new construction projects. That is what we call development. I could recall that from here in the year 2000 I also inaugurated a primary school and junior secondary school buildings. I also provided two additional school buildings making the whole school complex funded by me.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Inauguration of the Second Palm Oil Refinery of Mong Rithy Group in Prey Nub district, Preah Sihanouk Province [Unofficial Translation]

Conceptual Misinterpretation of Culture of Dialogue

Let me now pick up a political issue, which is relating to deception of the truth. In Kuala Lumpur, after HE Sam Rainsy and I were present together at the Sangkranta Angkor 2015 and declared cofounders of the culture of dialogue, it appears that the majority of our population supports the move. HE Sam Rainsy sent me an SMS when I was in Jakarta. I did not receive his SMS right away as I was having a meeting with the Chinese President HE Xi Jinping. He asked me maybe it was a good idea to have a meeting with our compatriots in Kuala Lumpur since we both would be present there at the same time. I responded positively and was checking out for arrangement.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Closing of the Annual Conference of Stock-taking of 2014/15 and Directive Settings of 2015/16 for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries [Unofficial Translation]

In addition to the prepared text delivered at the closing session of the Annual Conference of the 2014/15 Stocktaking and 2015/16 Directives Setting for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Samdech Techo Hun Sen made the following selected extempore comments:

Barriers to Exports from Low to High Income Countries

I wish to add a few things here. There is an organization called OPEC (Oil Producing and Exporting Countries) who is doing the oil exporting. In this region, we have a mechanism for those who grow and produce rubber. We need to work harder with our partners. Cambodia is holding its rotating chairmanship. There is also one other initiative I started since 2005 in the framework and to attract attention of the ACMECS countries on issue of setting up a rice exporting countries (REC), in which Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar are members. This is an issue that is continuing to be discussed.

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