Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a high level delegation to participate in the Aid-for-Trade Global Review 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland next week at the invitation of Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Roberto Azevêdo.
The Department of Information, Foreign Affairs Ministry, issued a press release late Friday, June 28, stating that Prime Minister Hun Sen will join the Aid-for-Trade Global Review 2019 which will be held for three days from 3-5 July.
The Deputy Prime Minister Aun Pornmoniroth, minister of Economy and Finance, Minister of Commerce and other senior government officials will accompany the premier to the event.
The Aid-for-Trade Global Review 2019, under the theme “Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment for Inclusive, Sustainable Development through Aid for Trade” aims at examining how Aid for Trade can effectively support economic diversification and empowerment, according to the press release.
It said that given the Prime Minister Hun Sen has been invited to deliver keynote remarks at the opening session due to the Cambodia’s impressive achievements on economic diversification and the success of poverty eradication over the past decades.
“The Prime Minister will highlight Cambodia’s experience, efforts and strategies to overcome challenges and bring about remarkable economic growth to Cambodia.” said the announcement. “He will announce the official launching of Cambodia’s Trade Integration Strategy 2019-2023 and also speak at the Social Program organized by the WTO.”
The same statement continued that on the sidelines of this Global Review 2019, Samdech Techo Prime Minister will deliver a speech at the 41st Regular Session of the Human Rights Council where a clear and important message will be conveyed to express Cambodia’s strong commitment to upholding human rights and democracy in Cambodia.
Mr Hun Sen is expected to have separate meetings with Mr. Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland, Mr. Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework of the WTO, Mrs. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and other foreign leaders during his stay in Geneva.
The premier will also receive courtesy calls by representatives of some European companies and take the opportunity to meet with members of the Cambodian community living in Switzerland and some other European countries.