February 1, 2023

Cambodia Rejects Classification under “Military supportive of Ukraine” Category

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia this evening issued a statement, categorically dismissing the classification of the Kingdom of Cambodia under the category of “Military supportive of Ukraine” as published in the infographic by Telegram Channel “Demografiya upala” (https://t.me/populationdemography/1208), indicating the positions of countries with regard to the War in Ukraine.

"The Ministry reiterates that the decision to provide technical trainings in mine clearance to Ukrainian deminers in Cambodia, in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is purely made on humanitarian basis as similarly demonstrated in its many Peacekeeping Missions in Africa and the Middle East under the auspices of the United Nations," the statement underlined.

In this connection, the same source added, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation urged the Telegram Channel “Demografiya upala” to rectify the above said publication on the account of the fact that this grouping is not only inaccurate, but could prove to be detrimental to Cambodia as a peace-loving country which strictly adheres to a foreign policy of neutrality as anchored in its Constitution.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press