WHO to Continue Working with Cambodia on COVID-19 and Other Diseases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is determined to continue working closely with the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and other diseases such as malaria, hepatitis, hypertension, and so on.

The determination was made by visiting Mr. Takeshi Kasai, WHO Regional Director for Asia-Pacific while paying a courtesy call on Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh this morning, according to H.E. Eang Sophalleth, Assistant to the Cambodian Premier.

Mr. Takeshi Kasai congratulated the RGC on its success in preventing the spread of COVID-19, stressing that Cambodia is a model for the region and the world in providing vaccines for people, and in monitoring, analysing and timely responding to the pandemic as well as in sharing its experience with other countries.

The WHO regional director for Asia-Pacific also appreciated the RGC for allowing the docking of Westerdam cruise ship with over 2,200 multinational passengers and crewmembers on board, turned away by many countries amid the COVID-19 fears, at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port on Feb. 13, 2020.

In reply, Samdech Techo Hun Sen thanked Mr. Takeshi Kasai for the appreciation, and shared Cambodia’s experience in administering vaccines to people free of charge, both the basic and booster doses.

For the Westerdam case, the Prime Minister said this was a humanitarian decision of Cambodia despite the risk of COVID-19.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press