Phnom Penh (FN), Sep. 22 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said the competition for influence of the global superpowers is an obstacle for developing countries such as Cambodia, addressing at the High-level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of United Nations held on 21 September 2020.

“While the vision of the Charter is still relevant, our “international mechanism” and the commitment to it, are imperiled and in need of serious attention. In fact, the mechanism of multilateralism has come under severe assault, especially due to the nationalism and protectionism undertakings of some global superpowers,” the premier stressed.

He continued: “Instead of receiving support, developing nations often become the target of punishment for their imperfection of nation-building process that does not meet the standards of developed-countries, while their limited capacity to protect fundamental human rights, such as rights to peace, rights to life, food, shelter, and jobs, has been always insufficient”.

Premier Hun Sen reiterated that the influence of global superpowers is the real obstacle for developing nations to achieve the ambitious goals of the 2030 Agenda on top of the pressing challenges posed by the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic and its eventual socio-economic impacts.