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Hun Sen to highlight progress of human rights and democracy in Geneva

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Prime Minister Hun Sen, speaking at a transfer ceremony of Krousar Thmey organization to the Ministry of Education in Phnom Penh. KT/ Khem Sovannara

Prime Minister Hun Sen today said that he will highlight progress on the Kingdom’s human rights at the Aid-for Trade Global Review 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland when he attends the meeting this week.


The Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a statement last week, saying Mr Hun Sen is due to attend the Aid-for-Trade Global Review 2019 which will be held from Wednesday to Friday.

Speaking at a transfer ceremony of Krousar Thmey organization to the Ministry of Education in Phnom Penh, Mr Hun Sen said that he will deliver a speech, highlighting progress on the Kingdom’s human rights.

“Now we want to talk about progress of human rights. Please look at 40 years ago, what happened? And what about 40 years later?” Mr Hun Sen asked.

Mr Hun Sen said that the Kingdom has upheld human rights and democracy.

“In Cambodia over the past 40 years, people were killed every day and faced a prolonged war which caused death. We have started from where we were reborn. We see that human rights start from rights to live,” Mr Hun Sen said.

“That is why Cambodia does not bow our head to listening to an advice from other countries because some places, people are killed by bombing and many people have died every day. Have they respected human rights?” he said.

According to the statement, Mr Hun Sen 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.

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