Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 24 – Newly appointed French Ambassador to Cambodia Jacques Pellet praised Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen’s leadership for the kingdom’s economic growth, development, effective COVID19 control, and a successful vaccination program.

The ambassador’s statement was made during his courtesy call on the premier on Wednesday at Peace Palace.

According to the premier’s personal assistant Eang Sophalleth, Jacques congratulated the premier’s vaccination policy that allows Cambodia to reopen borders, school and socio-economic activities. It is a remarkable success, which is recognized by the international community.

According to the French ambassador, approximately 400 French companies in Cambodia were relieved after the kingdom has successfully achieved its vaccination program.

The ambassador informed that French president Emmanuel Macron will attend the Asia-Europe Summit.

Ambassador pledged to strengthen the cooperation between ASEAN and Europe to ensure that the cooperation of the two regions is risk-free, inclusive and stable.

The premier welcomed and congratulated ambassador Jacques Pellet for his new appointment. He also agreed with the ambassador to strengthen cooperation between the two countries and in various international frameworks.

Samdech also urged both countries to further strengthen bilateral cooperation on all sectors.