Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 25 - Senior officials of Germany have expressed their strong commitment to supporting Cambodia, particularly Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, in developing the kingdom’s key areas, according to Eang Sophalleth, personal secretary to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Norbert Barthle, German Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, told Strongman Hun Sen on Monday in a courtesy call at the Peace Palace, Phnom Penh that his visit aims to learn about German projects in Cambodia to further strengthen Cambodia-Germany cooperation as recommended by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"Germany will always be with Cambodia. We will assist Cambodia on agriculture, solar panels, and irrigation systems; encourage investors to Cambodia; and solve traffic congestion,” Norbert told the Premier.
Norberto praised the Premier that Cambodia prospers and enjoys peace and stability, and that German investors are now keen on investing in Cambodia under the leadership of Hun Sen.
Prime Minister informed Norberto that back in 1979, the capital Phnom Penh had only 70 people. Cambodia is developing, yet facing challenges. In response, the government has set prioritized tasks, including human capacity building, irrigation, telecommunications, and energy.