Remarks at the 8th CLMV SUMMIT, theme: “Seize Opportunity, Shape the Future: Opportunities and Challenges to CLMV’s Economic Development and CLMV Cooperation for Greater Economic Competitiveness and Regional Integration”

Your Excellencies, Leaders of CLMV Member Countries Excellency Secretary-General of ASEAN Excellency Under-Secretary General of the UN and Executive Secretary of ESCAP Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Once again, I have great pleasure to further attend this 8th CLMV Summit. I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate the important role played by the CLMV…


Selected Impromptu Comments at the Ceremony to Connect Main Span of the Bridge at Koh Thom district over the Bassac River, Kandal Province [Unofficial Translation]

Roads/Bridges Reduce People’s Hardships I am so happy to preside over this ceremony to seal the connection of main span of the 415 meters bridge at Koh Thom district, Kandal province, in the western side of the river Bassac in the village of Prek Thun, Prek Thmey commune, Koh Thom district, Kandal province. I am…


Selected Extempore at the Inauguration of Rui Feng Cambodia International Co., Ltd Sugar Factory in Chheb District, Preah Vihear province [Unofficial Translation]

“Heels Squeezing” Dancing Style – A Creation by Cambodian Children … Our people, especially younger ones, though there was such an unmerciful heat that affects Cambodia and other countries in the region, had had a good time during the Khmer New Year festivities. I hope that a majority would have learnt this year the so-called…


Selected Impromptu Comments at the Groundbreaking Ceremony to Rebuild National Road 21 from Takhmao Town of Kandal through to Jrey Thom Border Pass [Unofficial Translation]

Assistance from Republic of Korea to Rebuild National Road 21 I am so pleased today to be able to join with all of you to launch the groundbreaking ceremony to rebuild the national road 21. Actually, the project has commenced for nearly a year now. Today we are launching the groundbreaking ceremony to rebuild the…


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.