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New Swedish ambassador vows to boost bilateral ties

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Sweden’s new ambassador to Cambodia pledged to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation between the two nations and said his country will continue providing development aid to the Kingdom.

Ambassador Bjorn Haggmark made the pledge during a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace today.

“Ambassador [Haggmark] said that his diplomatic mission will push more to strengthen relations and cooperation, especially on broader global issues such as climate change and globalisation,” Eang Sophalleth, the Prime Minister’s personal assistant, said after the meeting.

Mr Sophalleth said Mr Haggmark informed Mr Hun Sen that he was aware of Cambodia’s tragic past during the Khmer Rouge regime.

The ambassador noted that the Swedish government played an active role in assisting in the funding of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

Mr Sophalleth said that in response, Mr Hun Sen welcomed Mr Haggmark to the Kingdom and expressed his thanks to the Swedish government for always providing humanitarian aid, including its help in funding the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

“Samdech [Hun Sen] thanked the Swedish government for its assistance in supporting the trial of top leaders of the Khmer Rouge and for continuing to help in the development of Cambodia,” Mr Sophalleth said.

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