Phnom Penh (FN), March 19 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that his achievement of “The Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Communication” is the national pride, speaking at the Conferment Ceremony of the Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Communication of Krirk University of the Kingdom of Thailand on Tuesday morning.

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the honorary degree reflected the strong cooperation between Cambodia-Thai people in all fields, including politics, economy, trade, culture, and human resource development.

Premier Hun Sen expressed his gratitude to University’s Board of Trustees and the President of Krirk University for doing research on his journey to national liberation and achievements through win-win policy.

"The Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Communication means so much for the Cambodian people and myself. Cambodia has just attained peace for two decades, on 29 December 1998. The war ended without bloodshed and interferences; it was indeed the first national unity of the kingdom over the past 500 years,” Prime Minister stated.

Win-win Memorial, inaugurated from 29-31 December 2018, aimed at commemorating the 20th anniversary of win-win policy – a compass that completely ended civil war in Cambodia. The Memorial also serves as the library for the next generation to study Cambodia’s history, according to the Premier.

Achieving full peace and national unity in 1998 through win-win policy, Cambodia has experienced an average economic growth rate of seven per cent per annum over the past two decades. This high economic growth rate allows Cambodia to jump to a lower middle-income status in 2015, and is on her track to achieve the status of a higher middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income country by 2050.