Selected Impromptu Comments at the Opening of the International Confernece on Responsibility to Protect (R2P), Challenges and Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific

In addition to the prepared text addressed to the opening of the above international conference, Samdech Techo made off the cuff comments on issue of the genocide and its trial as selected here followed.

Excellencies, Lok Chumteavs, Ladies and Gentlemen

Please allow me to make comments on this issue since we have the presence of a very important colleague, HE Gareth Evans. First of all I wanted to address HE Gareth Evans what made him criticize me last year? I have no way of knowing if it was really what HE had said or it was a wrong publication by the newspaper. We have been good friend for a long time. The point here is I am not clear in my mind why (you) criticized me. However, Gareth Evans played a major role on issue of peace in Cambodia. Gareth Evans may still remember the point relating to Khmer Rouge issue in what was known to be initiative of Gareth Evans. He may remember I made it clear in the Paris Conference that “the suitable place for Khmer Rouge was not in the Supreme National Council but to stand trial before the court.


Remarks at the Opening of the World Conference on “Tourism and Culture: Building a New Partnership” Siem Reap Province

His Excellency Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO),
Her Excellency Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO,
Distinguished National and International Guests,
xcellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today I am delighted to attend the opening of the auspicious 1st World Conference on “Tourism and Culture” under the theme of “Building a New Partnership”.


Speech on the Occassion of the Opening of the 3rd Inter-Governmental Conference on Angkor

Excellency Chair of the Conference,
Excellency Ms. Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture and Communications of Republic of France,
Excellency Mr. Yasumasa Nagamine, Deptuy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan,
Excellencies Co-Chairs of the ICC-Angkor,
Excellency Mr. Kishore Rao, Director of UNESCO World Heritage Center and High Representative of Madam Director General of UNESCO,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen!

It is my pleasure to attend the opening of this historic “3rd Inter-Governmental Conference on Angkor”. Cambodia indeed takes great pride in hosting this major


Statement of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, on Delivery of Verdict of International Court of Justice on Cambodia’s Request for Interpretation of 1962 Judgment in the Case Concerning Preah Vihear Temple [Unofficial Translation]

Venerable Monks
Beloved Compatriots

This afternoon, 11 November 2013, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, the Netherlands, announced its judgment on the Request by Cambodia for interpretation of the Judgment of 15 June 1962 in the case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear, as follows:


Selected Extempore Comments during the Visit to Khsach Kandal district, Kandal province, to Observe Rice Cultivation in Early Rainy Season (Unofficial Translation)

Observing early-rainy season rice cultivation in 2013, Samdech Techo Hun Sen visited the district of Khsach Kandal, Kandal province, where he joins with farmers to prepare land and to transplant rice. Samdech Techo also takes the chance to share with them, and the people of Cambodia as a whole, the latest developments on the process of forming the committee to address the election irregularities, the legal process of setting up a new Cabinet and urgent matters that the new Cabinet will need to attend to. CNV makes some selection of the impromptu comments and translates them as followed:


Speech at the Official Declaration of Commitment to Implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities 2013-2022, Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities, and the Dissemination of the National Strategic Plan on Disabilities 2014-2018

Excellencies Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen Distinguished National and International Guests,
Nanda KRAIRIKSH, Representative of the UN ESCAP,
Beloved Persons with Disabilities, Teachers and Students,

It is my pleasure to be here with Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen especially the disabled, teachers and students in the ceremony to declare our commitment to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities 2013-2022, Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” and the National Strategic Plan on Disabilities 2014-2018. This event is a good gathering opportunity to


Address at the United Nations General Assembly

Honorable Co-Chairs, Majesties, Excellencies, Heads of State and Government, Mr. Secretary-General, Distinguished Delegates,   On behalf of the delegation of the Kingdom of Cambodia and my own, I would like to extend our congratulations to Honorable Co-Chairs of the High Level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly. Allow me to express also, my appreciation…