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Cambodia and Sweden to strengthen labour cooperation

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Swedish Ambassador Maria Sargren meets with Labour Minister Ith Samheng. KT/Pann Rachana

Cambodia and Sweden are seeking to strengthen cooperation in the labour sector.

Nguy Rith, an undersecretary of state at the Labour Ministry, yesterday said that Labour Minister Ith Samheng met with outgoing Swedish Ambassador Maria Sargren at the ministry, where both parties reaffirmed a commitment to continue to cooperate in the labour sector.

Both parties also expressed deep appreciation of the ongoing cooperation between the two countries over the years, he added.

“The government of Sweden has supported the Labour Ministry extensively, especially in creating the National Employment Agency, which really helped to create and provide jobs for Cambodian youths,” Mr Rith said, noting that both parties are committed to strengthening relations between Cambodia and Sweden.

Mr Rith noted that Ms Sargren during the meeting said Sweden will continue to pursue further cooperation in the labour sector in Cambodia, with projects that are in line with the common goals of both governments.

Ms Sargren lauded the ongoing cooperation between the two countries and appreciated Cambodia’s efforts, especially in the joint implementation of creating a mobile job centre that is sent to remote areas to provide job market information to youths.

Mr Samheng yesterday said that Cambodia has previously cooperated with Sweden on various projects, including financial assistance projects by the Sweden International Development Agency, the Swedish Public Employment Service, National Employment Agency and the Global Deal Initiatives.

Mr Samheng also expressed appreciation for Swedish investors, including those who have invested and will continue to invest in the Kingdom and create jobs for the Cambodian people.

“Both sides are committed to strengthening our cooperation, through projects that are in line with common policies between the Swedish government and the government of Cambodia,” Mr Samheng said.

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