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Germany and Ukraine congratulate Hun Sen

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an opening ceremony in Darmstadt, Germany. Armin Kübelbeck, CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons

The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel, wrote to Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday, Sept. 6, congratulating him on his reappointment and wishing him every success in his new term of office.

“Our two countries and peoples have enjoyed good relations. The friendship between our countries has been expressed […] by cooperation in development policy over many years.  In the great task of strengthening democracy and participation through an open political dialogue in your country, you can count on [the help of] Germany.  I wish you good luck and all the best for the important tasks coming upon you,” she wrote.

This cooperation is based on the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements, which provide for the respect for human rights, the rule of law and democratic principles, as well as fair and free elections.

The following day Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, also  congratulated Hun Sen,  “Availing myself of this opportunity, I wish you, esteemed colleague, good health, success in your important state activities and peace, unity and prosperity to the friendly people of the Kingdom of Cambodia.”

Prime Minister Hun Sen and his government members won the vote of confidence from the National Assembly and took their oaths at the Royal Palace on Thursday.

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