January 28, 2023

Cambodia, UN to Further Strengthen Cooperation

Cambodia and the United Nations have agreed to further strengthen cooperation on social protection system and sustainable development goals.
The commitment was made in a meeting on Dec. 13 between H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance and newly-appointed UN Resident Coordinator to Cambodia Mr. Joseph Scheuer.
H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth recalled the close cooperation between Cambodia and the UN, particularly on the fight against COVID-19.
He thanked the UN for its contribution to Cambodia’s economic growth, especially through the technical assistance for social protection sector which is a government’s priority toward the achievement of the sustainable development goals.
The Cambodian DPM also spoke highly of the UN’s support for Cambodia to achieve its ambition to become an upper middle-income country by 2030 and attain the high-income status in 2050.
Besides, he asked the UN Resident Coordinator and other development partners to support Cambodia’s target to become a mine-free country by 2025.
Mr. Joseph Scheuer highly valued Cambodia’s rapid development, including the effective response and containment of COVID-19.
The UN is supporting Cambodia to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals and will work closely with the Royal Government of Cambodia in preparing UN Cooperation Framework 2024-2028 well aligned with Cambodia’s development priorities.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press