European Union supports Cambodia’s democracy and looks forward to enhanced cooperation with the Kingdom, said spokesperson of Ministry of Interior Gen. Phat Sophanith.
The information was shared following yesterday’s meeting between Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng and visiting EU delegation led by Ms. Paola Pampaloni.
The visiting Deputy Managing Director for Asia and Pacific Department of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Ms. Paola Pampaloni, continued Gen. Phat Sophanith, underlined that the EU does not side with any Cambodian political party and will continue supporting democracy in the country.
Democracy foundations have rooted in Cambodia and the multi-party democracy is enshrined in its constitution that the Kingdom cannot give it up, Ms. Paola Pampaloni highlighted positively to Samdech Kralahom.
According to the deputy managing director, she and her delegation is coming to Cambodia for a discussion to identify solutions to boost bilateral cooperation between the country and the EU, not to decide the suspension of Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme.
Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng warmly welcomed the EU delegation with the mentioned intention and thanked the union for its continuous contribution to the development of Cambodia.
The deputy prime minister reaffirmed that the Royal Government of Cambodia is working hard to promote multi-party democracy, and been working closely with civil society organisations as the best partners to further achieve a new level of development.
Both sides, as concluded by Gen. Phat Sophanith, ended their meeting with optimistic Cambodia-EU collaboration.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press