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Decho Hun Sen Calls On Non-Aligned Movement to Be More A(ligned)ctive

AKP Phnom Penh,31 August  2012 —

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has asked the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to strengthen its role, along with other relevant actors, in ensuring peace, reducing tensions and promoting peaceful resolutions both at regional and global level, according to a special envoy of the National Television of Cambodia (TVK).

Addressing the 16th NAM Summit yesterday, in his keynote address under the theme: “Lasting Peace through Joint Global Governance”, Samdech Techo Hun Sen called on the NAM member countries, 60 percent of them hold seats at the United Nations, to work together to boost this movement to be more active and to intensify its role and importance to protect the benefits of the developing countries as well as to contribute to seeking solutions to regional and global challenges.

The Cambodian premier further asked the NAM member countries to ratify the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and to closely work together to combat the proliferation of small arms and light weapons use and illicit trafficking.

At this auspicious event, Samdech Techo Hun Sen also congratulated and expressed his warm welcome to the new two members of the movement, Azerbaijan and Fiji, the envoy said.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen also expressed his appreciation to the NAM’s five-decade achievements and raised the current challenges in the region and the world including fragility of the economic recovery of developed countries, debt crisis in Europe, social and political turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, high oil price, food and energy security, climate change, natural disasters, terrorism and transnational crimes.

The NAM summit in Tehran, Republic Islamic of Iran from Aug. 30 to 31, attracted Heads of State/Government and delegates from 120 countries and 17 observer countries.

According to the Islamic Republic News Agency‎, on the sidelines of the summit, Samdech Techo Hun Sen and President of Iran H.E. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held a bilateral talk, during which both sides shared the same ideas that Cambodia and Iran have high potentials for enhancement of trade transactions and joint investments.

By KHAN Sophirom

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