Phnom Penh (FN), Mar. 25 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that the Royal Government of Cambodia has no plans to evacuate Cambodian students studying abroad.

The premier spoke in a meeting with 400 volunteered doctors to fight Covid-19 on 25 March 2020 at the Peace Palace.

"The students will not be evacuated from China, Korea, ASEAN countries and other infected countries, including the United States and Europe," said the premier.

He urged Cambodian students to remain where they are after he learn that 12 Cambodian students studying in the United States want to return home.

“I appeal to Cambodian students in the US not to abandon the American people,” he said.

The premier advised the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs not to intervene in repatriating those students to Cambodia but ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to arrange accommodations for them at the Cambodian Embassy in the United States so they can continue their study online.