Cambodian PM Gives Five-Point Recommendation to APPF-27

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Phnom Penh, January 15, 2019 –Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, gave a five-point recommendation to the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27) as the foundation for consideration and discussion, at the Inauguration Ceremony of APPF-27 in Siem Reap provincial city this morning.

The five points reads as follows:

Shall jointly address more attention on the role of the United Nations, ASEAN, NGOs, and private sectors, especially sustainable development goals, climate change, natural disasters, food security, and poverty reduction that have been introduced by the United Nations.

Shall promote the respect for rights and dignity of people as stated in charter​s and covenants of the United Nations (UN), especially not to interfere with other countries’ internal issues or to establish other illegal activities that cause regionally and globally political instability or chaos.

Shall jointly resolve conflicts that arise with peaceful negotiation or based on international laws or through win-win policy that accommodate both dispute parties, or accept peacefully.

Shall jointly prevent and combat timely and efficiently the terrorisms and all kinds of cross-border crimes, drugs trafficking, artifact trading, technology and telecommunication crimes, all kinds of infectious diseases, and women and children trafficking.

Shall jointly promote culture via exchanging experience between countries in the region, strengthen friendship and closer cooperation between Asia-Pacific countries in order to maintain regional and global peace towards sustainable development.

Currently, he added, the Asia-Pacific region as well as the entire world is confronting the global issues such as trade war, armed war, cross border terrorism, all kinds of illegal cross-border trafficking, climate change, natural disaster, food security and poverty, which are threatening the global security and sustainable development of the world. Therefore, the APPF-27 at this moment is truly significant for countries in the region as well as Cambodia in order to strengthen the Asia-Pacific Partnerships toward achieving peace, security and sustainable development.

By C. Nika