Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen held in Brussels, Belgium on Dec. 12 afternoon (time in Brussels) a get-together with some 2,000 Cambodian nationals residing in Europe.
The get-together took place ahead of the ASEAN-EU Commemorative Summit to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of ASEAN-EU Dialogue Relations to be co-chaired by Samdech Techo Hun Sen and H.E. Charles MICHEL, President of the European Council, in Brussels on Dec. 14.
On the occasion, the Premier thanked his compatriots for their warm welcome, love and support for his presence in Europe.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen also updated them on the new developments and achievements in Cambodia by highlighting three outstanding points in 2022, including the successful control of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the country’s reopening and resumption of socio-economic activities; the successful organisation of the Commune/Sangkat Council Election in May, leading to the success of the National Election in July 2023, which is a regular democratic process in Cambodia; and Cambodia’s successful chairmanship of ASEAN.
This is the fifth time that Samdech Techo Prime Minister met with his compatriots living in Europe. The first time was on Oct. 19, 2018 in Brussels; the second on Oct. 23, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland; the third on July 4, 2019 in Geneva; and the fourth on May 21, 2022 in Zurich, Switzerland.
There are about 370,694 Cambodian nationals in Europe, of them 350,000 live in France; 10,900 in Belgium and the Netherlands; 7,000 in Germany, Hungary and Czech Republic; 2,000 in the United Kingdom; and 1,994 in Switzerland.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press