Cambodia Reaffirms Commitment to World Peace

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has reaffirmed the country’s strong commitment to the world peace.

“International peace and security are of utmost importance for a sustainable future. Cambodia would like to reiterate its longstanding position that the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security rests with the United Nations,” said the Premier at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (76th UNGA) from Phnom Penh, via Videoconference, on Sept. 25.

Since 2006, he continued, Cambodia has contributed more than 7,500 troops to serve in various UN peacekeeping missions across the globe, and a number of our troops have made the ultimate sacrifice during their mission to protect the innocents.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen added that Cambodia supports the Secretary-General's Action for Peacekeeping Plus (A4P+) initiative as well as the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda which will help integrate a meaningful gender perspective in various peacekeeping operations.

“In addition, I would like to emphasise that the changing realities of the twenty-first century demand a newly revamped and responsive United Nations. The organisation requires a more democratic, inclusive, and representative approach to the problems of the day,” he said.

In this light, he stressed, Cambodia fully supports the Secretary-General's proactive efforts to make the organisation nimbler and responsive to the needs of its Member States. The relationship between the Security Council, the General Assembly, and the United Nations Secretariat must also be reinvigorated.

“In this regard, Cambodia wishes to reaffirm its support for the Security Council reform. We are of the view that the foremost priority should be given to increasing the representation of developing countries which comprise the vast majority of Member States,” Samdech Techo Prime Minister said.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press