AKP Phnom Penh, October 23, 2018 — Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen along with other 6,000 leaders, senior officials and world businessmen participated in the Grand Opening of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 2018 World Investment Forum (WIF) held in Geneva, Switzerland on Oct. 22.
Beside Samdech Techo Hun Sen, other guests of honour for the event included H.E. Armen Sarkissian, President of the Republic of Armenia; H.E. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana; H.E. Khatmaagiin Battulga, President of Mongolia; H.E. Hage Geingob, President of Namibia; and H.R.H. Princess Astrid of Belgium.
Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD; H.E. Alain Berset, President of Switzerland; H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of 73rd Session of the General Assembly, United Nations; Ms. Amina Mohamed, Deputy Secretary-General of United Nations; Mr. Michael Moller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva; Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President of Inter Parliamentary Union; Ms. Nandini Sukumar, CEO of World Federation of Exchanges delivered their speeches at the Grand Opening ceremony.
WIF is the pre-eminent global platform for investment and development. The Forum devises strategies and solutions for global investment and development challenges. It facilitates multi-stakeholder collective action to stimulate investment in development. The Forum offers a unique opportunity to influence investment-related policymaking, shape the global investment environment, and to network with global leaders in business and politics.
2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Forum. Previous editions took place in Accra (2008), Xiamen (2010), Doha (2012), Geneva (2014) and Nairobi (2016). The Forum was set up to fill the investment institutional gap in the international economic governance architecture. Since its inception, it has served as the leading forum to leverage investment policy for sustainable development.
By Khan Sophirom