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PM to attend UN-ESCAP session in Bangkok

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Prime Minister Hun Sen. KT/Khem Sovannara

Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a delegation to Thailand next week to attend the 75th Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

The visit is at the invitation of Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, a UN undersecretary general and executive secretary of UN-ESCAP.

A Foreign Affairs Ministry statement released today said the UN-ESCAP session, themed Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”, will be held in Bangkok on May 27.

It said Mr Hun Sen will be accompanied by Senior Minister Ly Thuch, president of the National Committee for Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women’s Affairs and other senior government officials.

“In recognition of Cambodia’s remarkable achievements in its economic and social development, UN-ESCAP has extended the invitation to Samdech Techo Prime Minister to deliver a keynote address at the Opening Session focusing on Cambodia’s experiences in socio-economic development thereby improving the quality of life of all Cambodian people,” the statement said.

During a visit by Ms Salsiah to Phnom Penh last month, UN-ESCAP vowed to continue cooperation with Cambodia to reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Full story in Friday’s paper

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