Cambodia Reiterates Stance on Ukraine War

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has reaffirmed Cambodia’s stance over the war in Ukraine.

While receiving visiting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine H.E. Dmytro Kuleba here at the Peace Palace this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen underlined that Cambodia adheres to the principles enshrined in the UN Charter and international laws.

Cambodia has experienced wars and invasions, we therefore understand well the feeling of Ukrainians, he said, adding that the Kingdom goes against invasion, threat of using forces or the use of violence against a sovereign state, and does not support secession or encroachment on other countries’ territory.

The Cambodian Premier extended greetings to Ukrainians and wished them peace and development in the near future.

For his part, H.E. Dmytro Kuleba conveyed greetings from President of Ukraine H.E. Volodymyr Zelensky to Samdech Techo Hun Sen and congratulated Cambodia on the 69th Anniversary of National Independence Day.

The foreign minister also expressed his gratitude to Cambodia for supporting Ukraine through the Statements of ASEAN Foreign Ministers showing their concerns on the ongoing situation in Ukraine and calling for immediate ceasefire and the return to negotiations to end war, and for co-sponsoring the UN resolution against invasion of Ukraine.

H.E. Dmytro Kuleba spoke highly of Cambodia’s peace, stability and rapid development, after decades of civil wars which, he said, is also the wish of all Ukrainian people.

The foreign minister of Ukraine arrived in Phnom Penh last evening to attend the signing ceremony of the Instrument of Accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), as part of the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and Related Summits being held in Phnom Penh from Nov. 8 to 13.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press