INTERNATIONAL: In a formal letter addressed to Prime Minister Hun Manet of the Kingdom of Cambodia, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres extended warm congratulations on his assumption of office. The letter, a testament to the strong partnership between Cambodia and the United Nations, emphasized a commitment to cooperation for the betterment of Cambodia's sustainable and inclusive development.
I wish to congratulate you on your assumption of office as Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia," the letter began, reflecting the high regard in which Cambodia is held as a valued partner of the United Nations.
Secretary-General Guterres expressed eagerness to continue the robust collaboration with the Cambodian Government, with the shared goal of advancing the nation's progress toward sustainable and inclusive development. The message also highlighted the need for collective efforts to address pressing global challenges, notably the fight against climate change.
Furthermore, the letter emphasized the importance of promoting political participation among women and the protection of human rights. These principles were underscored as fundamental enablers of the sustainable development agenda and as crucial elements for maintaining the hard-won peace in Cambodia.
Secretary-General Guterres reaffirmed the United Nations' unwavering commitment to working closely with the Cambodian Government. This collaboration would extend through the United Nations Country Team, all for the benefit and prosperity of the Cambodian people.
In closing, the letter concluded with the following sentiment: "Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration." This gracious message encapsulated the spirit of cooperation and goodwill between the United Nations and the Kingdom of Cambodia as they work hand in hand toward a brighter future for the nation and its people.