New UN Resident Coordinator Pays Courtesy Call on Cambodia PM

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AKP Phnom Penh, May 29, 2018 –Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia received here this morning at the Peace Palace courtesy visit from the newly appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative, Ms. Pauline Tamesis.

During the meeting, the new UN resident coordinator welcomed the achievements by the Royal Government under the Cambodia Millennium Development Goals, and discussed the importance of the strategic cooperation between the United Nations system and the Royal Government in realising the Cambodian Sustainable Development Goals. Ms. Tamesis emphasised that it is important the partnership continues to promote inclusive participation, ensuring no one is left behind and peace for all.

“It was a great honour to meet with Samdech Techo Prime Minister,” said Ms. Tamesis. “The United Nations and the Royal Government of Cambodia have a long history of successful partnership, and I feel privileged to continue this strong relationship, particularly at this crucial stage of the country’s vision to become an upper Middle-Income Country by 2030,” she added.

Ms. Tamesis also expressed her gratitude for Cambodia’s significant and steady contribution to UN peacekeeping.

“I also took the opportunity to reaffirm the commitment of the United Nations to support Cambodia’s national development priorities,” she added.

In reply, Samdech Techo Hun Sen expressed Cambodia’s pride to work with the UN in peacekeeping operations, and encouraged the UN to further work with the Cambodian side for the effective and quality partnership.

The United Nations system in Cambodia is represented by more than 20 agencies, funds and programmes. Over nearly three decades, the United Nations has been deeply invested in working towards peace, stability, human rights and prosperity in Cambodia.

By Khan Sophirom