Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen Addressed the Plenary Meeting of the Council of Ministers [Unofficial Translation]

Three Agendas of the Cabinet Meeting Today, the Council of Ministers convened a plenary session to pass the agenda of (1) the draft law on financial management for 2022, (2) the draft budget settlement for management in 2020, and (3) other issues, requesting the approval of the Council of Ministers on the ASEAN Protocol draft…


Remarks at the Closing Session of the 7th GMS Summit under the Theme: “GMS: Renewed Strength to Face the Challenges of the New Decade”

Excellencies Leaders of the GMS Countries Excellency President of the Asian Development Bank Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen The GMS Leaders’ Summit, held every three years, is a landmark event of the GMS Cooperation Program, and this marks an important milestone in the history of our cooperation. In our Seventh Summit today, we endorsed and adopted…


Remarks at the Opening Session of the 7th GMS Summit under the Theme: “GMS: Renewed Strength to Face the Challenges of the New Decade”

Your Excellency Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Your Excellency Phankham Viphavanh, Prime Minister of Lao People’s Democratic Republic Your Excellency Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Chairman of the State Administration Council, Republic of the Union of Myanmar Your Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom…


Excerpt from the Audio Message on the Guidance for the Capital-Provincial Authorities Regarding the Issuance of Administrative Measures and the Order for Immediate Revision [Unofficial Translation]

  To His Excellency, Lok Chumteav, Capital-Provincial governors! The Royal Government has ended the Phnom Penh and Takhmao in lockdown, as well as the finished of cross-province travel for a while now. After the measures are finished, the Royal Government also delegates power to the capital-provincial governors to control the situation according to reality. However,…


29-December-1998 Win-win Policy Brings about Peace, National Unity, Unification of Land and Water, and Now the First Drop of Oil in Cambodia [Unofficial Translation]

Venerable Buddhist Monks, Samdech, Excellencies, Lok Chumteavs, Members of the Senate, National Assembly and the Royal Government, Dear Senior Citizens, Grandpas and Grandmas, Compatriots! On behalf of the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia, I have a great pleasure to inform all our compatriots about the start of Cambodia’s first oil production in Block…


Selected Impromptu Speech at the Meeting with RGC Lawyers and Volunteer Lawyers of Samdech Techo [Unofficial Translation]

Rapid Reaction Mechanism Prevented Widespread Infection […] the November-3 (Covid-19 infection) event has involved directly and indirectly 1,802 people in eleven cities and provinces – including Phnom Penh, Kompong Chhnang, Pursat, Kep, Preah Sihanouk, Prey veng, Kompong Cham, Kompong Thom, Preah Vihear, and Ratanakiri.  I can proudly say that the complex November-3 event was not…


Remarks at the Leaders’ Meeting on “Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond”

Excellency Secretary-General; Excellency Leaders of Member States; Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen! Today, I am indeed pleased to join the Leaders’ Meeting on “Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond“. Obviously, the progress made in the framework of this agenda have been ruined by the adverse socio-economic impacts caused…


Selected Off-the-Cuff Speech to the Graduation of Education Inspectors, Teachers Trainers and Pedagogical Students [Unofficial Translation]

1 […] The Royal Government refocused (human resource) to the first angle (of the four priorities) two terms already. The fifth term RGC from 2013 through to 2018, we have rearranged order of priorities from “water/irrigation, roads, electricity, human resource” to “human resource, water/irrigation roads and electricity” […] budget allocation according to policies (means) we are preparing budget in accordance with focused priorities […] to have better human resource, training of teachers is the fundamental factor […]

2 […] we will continue to invest in education […] both in school construction and livelihood of teachers […] to look back briefly, we have made a rather fast step from where we were […] this is an era of technology economy, digital age, it requires us to make further efforts in human resource training […]

3 […] after the liberation from Pol Pot’s regime […] those who taught and those who were taught had had a knowledge gap between one or two classes […] we did everything we could to retrain our teachers […] as of now, the standard (of teachers’ training) is 12+2 (12 years of general education plus two years of pedagogical training). We will go for 12+4 in the near future […] almost every teachers recruited after the fall of Pol Pot’s regime went into retirement […]

4 […] I thank the government of the People’s Republic of China for taking care of the Cambodian students who are living there, including the 23 students in Wuhan. They are in good health. It is quite unimaginable that some bad people spread fake news that one of the students died. It was so unfortunate. Let me ask those who did this, what would they get in return from their fake news? They even fake news that I am sick (from) CoVid-19 […]

5 […] get back to MS Westerdam cruise ship […] I continue to pose this question that if Cambodia were to turn them away, what would be the fate of the over 2,000 passengers aboard the ship? I call that a humanitarian crisis on the Westerdam […] the majority of the Cambodian population supported this decision (to allow them in). Our partners and friends abroad and in international organization supported our humanitarian gestures. However, a group of people blamed us for bringing diseases into the country. Let me ask if anyone Cambodian infected (by this CoVid-19) […]

6 […] has anyone passenger/tourist staying in Cambodia been sick? None. We take high responsibility for wellbeing of our people and of passengers that we allowed to get off board. We have certified inspection of their health with the expertise of the Pasteur Institute, plus that of the World Health Organization (WHO) that was with us. As for what happened in Malaysia […] I think the WHO and the ship owner, as well as the Ministry of Health (of Cambodia) must find out with Malaysia […]

7 […] I have taken my responsibility as an implementer of humanitarian principle for citizens of other states/countries because we are member of the United Nations, of the World Health Organization […] it is a job that we should do, must do, and we have done it […]. It is a humanitarian obligation, a moral responsibility and solidarity to resolve regional and world challenges from CoVid-19 […]

Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Diploma Presenting Ceremony for Graduated Teachers and Teachers Trainers, 18 February 2020