SPEAKING in front of world leaders in New York, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet maintained that his country will continue on its present path of independent and neutral foreign policy.
The prime minister also announced his government’s opposition to the establishment of any foreign military base on its territory as stated under Cambodia’s constitution.
“Cambodia shall not authorize any foreign military base on its territory, as clearly stated in its constitution. Cambodia will not allow any country or any group to use its territory against another country,” according to Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia.
The Cambodian leader also emphasized the restoration of trust among nations and trust in the rules-based global system, in which all states fully respect international law and the charter of the United Nations.
He also shared Cambodia’s goal to become an upper-middle-income country by 2030 and a prosperous high-income country by 2050.
Hun Manet made the statement during the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York which ended last week.
The Cambodian leader’s trip to New York came a few days following a successful diplomatic visit to China.
During the visit, Chinese President Xi Jinping thanked Hun Manet for choosing China as his first overseas destination as prime minister and hailed the ironclad friendship between the two Asian countries.