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PM Meets with UN Special Rapporteur on Cambodia

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Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has held an online meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on Cambodia, Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn. They sat down via videoconference on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the human rights situation in the kingdom.

The Prime Minister’s personal assistant, Eang Sophalleth, told the media on Wednesday evening that the UN Special Rapporteur expressed his appreciation for government’s vaccine rollout and had four questions for the Prime Minister, focusing on human rights, the Covid-19 situation, socio-economic development and what the Prime Minister would appreciate most from him.

The Prime Minister told the UN Special Rapporteur that the royal government’s first priority was ensuring Cambodians’ right to life and to ensure peace in the kingdom. He says government is placing special attention on the country’s inmates during its vaccine rollout, having prepared special sections in prisons for women and those with children, in order to protect them as much as possible from Covid-19.

The Prime Minister says democracy has created a positive socio-economic environment in the kingdom. He says as far as the country’s relationship with the UN Special Rapporteur is concerned, Cambodia wishes to have a good working relationship, as well as mutual understanding, when it comes to human rights in the kingdom.


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