Speech at the Closing of the 2014-2015 Stocktaking and 2015-2016 Directions Setting Conference of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Distinguished National and International Guests,
Farmer representatives, Professors, students, all participants!

Today, it is my great pleasure to preside over the “2014-2015 Stocktaking and 2015-2016 Direction Setting Conference” organized by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries”. At the outset, I wish to extend my warm welcome to Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished National and International Guests, Professors, Students and farmer representatives, participating in this meaningful conference.

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PM Hun Sen’s Greetings on the Upcoming Traditional Khmer New Year [from AKP]

AKP Phnom Penh, April 07, 2015 – –

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HunSen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has extended his warmest greetings and best wishes to all Cambodian compatriots living in the country and overseas on the occasion of the upcoming Traditional Khmer New Year (the Year of Goat), to be held from April 14-16.

Following are the excerpts from his New Year message of greetings:

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony of Tertiary and Basic Level French-Khmer Teachers and the Inauguration of the five floor B07 Building

Will South China Sea Issue Be Resolved in Malaysia?

I urge that HE Hang Chuan Naron, Minister for Education, Youth and Sports to review this issue of scholarship to be provided by the US first lady. ASEAN leaders now use my term comparing South China Sea to a hot piece of stone. It is not a hot potato. The difference is the heat in potato, after a while, will recede and people can eat it. As long as the hot stone is concerned here, it will be impossible. Sultan of Brunei and President of Myanmar said maybe Excellency could help bring down the heat of the stone in 2012. I assured them to reach lower temperature or not would depend on those countries involved.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Groundbreaking Ceremony to Build the National Road 58 from Poi Pet in Banteay Meanjei to Samraong City in Uddar Meanjei

I am so happy to return to this province for the groundbreaking ceremony to build the 174 Km National Road 58. If I am not mistaken, last year, with HE Bu Jianguo, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, I came to the province of Banteay Meanjei on March 10, 2014 to put into official use the National Road 59 linking the National Road 5 to the province of Pailin. This means that a year ago we put into official use a 100 Km road and now we are building another 174 Km road today. I am so proud of the development in the Kingdom of Cambodia despites some obstacles. It is normal for a country in development that there are some peculiar issues. I am sure the Cambodian people will come up with judgment of what has been happening.

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Selected Extempore Comments during the Graduation and Diploma Presentation Ceremony of the National University of Management [Unofficial Translation]

Dealing with Unforeseeable Circumstances

Today, I am so happy to join with all of 4,415 graduates of the National University of Management in their graduation and diploma presentation ceremony. It is important for me to remind you that the most important factor in work is getting ready for unforeseeable circumstances. Just now, it is an unforeseeable circumstance in fact. When all four thousand people here stand to salute the national anthem, the music was not on. What can we do? If I were not to tell you to be at ease, we would have stood here.

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Selected Impromptu Comments during the Connection of the Bridge of Nak Loeung across the Mekong River, District of Loeuk Dek, Kandal Province [Unofficial Translation]

The Tsubasa Bridge and New 500 Banknote

I have a great pleasure today to join with HE Kazuyuki NAKANE, parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, on this auspicious occasion to cast concrete for final connection of the Bridge of Neak Loeung of 2,215 meters considered as the longest bridge in the country. Before going further, I would like to affirm two things.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduating and Diploma Presenting Ceremony for Graduates of the Chamroeun University of Polytechnics [Unofficial Translation]

One-Year Anniversary of the First Cabinet Meeting

I am so glad today to be able to participate with all of you in this ceremony to present diplomas for graduates of the Chamroeun University of Polytechnics. Today, as everyone could recall, is the first anniversary of the first Cabinet meeting after the first parliamentary session on September 23 of 2013 under the presidency of HM the King. It also falls on the Phjum Ben day or the fifteenth day of the Buddhist ceremony. Our Phjum Ben day this year falls on 23 September 2014, when last year it was the day that HM the King summoned all 123 members of the National Assembly for its first meeting. Only 68 of them were present. On 24 September 2014, we started the process of establishing the Royal Government, which was yesterday. On the 25 September 2013, we held the first Cabinet meeting when we launched the Rectangular Strategy Phase III.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Launch of Construction of the Tehno Overpass in Phnom Penh [Unofficial Translation]

Phnom Penh – From Empty to Congested Capital

I am so glad today to be able to join with Buddhist monks and compatriots in the launch of the construction of an overpass and an underpass at the Techno junction that we will, as is proclaimed by Mayor of Phnom Penh, Pa So Cheatvong, call it the Techno Overpass. Our starting had been a difficult one. We came from a capital where there were no dwellers and roads on which there were no commuters. We have now come to a state of traffic congestion in the capital after 30 years of the liberation from the regime of Pol Pot. Our needs at liberation time were different. In those days, all we needed was sufficient food for the people. There was not a big problem too as far as lodgment or housing was concerned. There were many empty houses available. Now we have more needs to answer.

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Selected Comments at the Inauguration of Stoeng Meanjei Overpasses in Phnom Penh [Unofficial Translation]

Local Financial and Human Resource

My wife and I are so happy to be able to join all of you in this inauguration ceremony of the Stoeng Meanjei overpasses, the third site in the city where we build overpasses to improve traffic. I am so pleased to have been here in a space of one year in between – on 26 November 2013 to review the construction and today for the inauguration. I was here that time to put into official use parts of the overpasses for the demand of traffic and that were not hindering the remaining construction. At the time, there was news that I already ran out of the country. Many of the press people here could have remembered that Hun Sen was standing right here. Today, with all of the Buddhist monks, followers, Excellencies, Ladies and our compatriots, we put into official use this major achievement.

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Selected Extempore Comments on a Visit to Handicap Soldiers and Their Families at the Techo Village Development Centre at Koh Sla, Chhouk District, Kompot Province [Unofficial Translation]

It is tremendously a great pleasure for my wife and I as well as other leaders to meet you – handicap soldiers, families, teachers and Buddhist monks again today. Please allow me to excuse myself for being absent on 7 March 2012, when you organized the inauguration ceremony of a temple in your Buddhist monastery here. It was because I could not leave my late father then as he was in critical health condition. I had to ask HE Say Chhum, Vice President of the Senate, and HE Chea Sophara, Minister of Rural Development, to represent me in that very important religious ceremony.

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