Phnom Penh (FN), Sep. 10 – On 9 September 2022, Ouch Borith, delegate minister and standing secretary of state of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received a courtesy call by Kanni Wignaraja, assistant to the United Nations Secretary-General and regional director of UNDP for Asia and the Pacific, who was on a working visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia from 8-12 September 2022

"Ouch Borith expressed his warm welcome to Kanni Wignaraja and reassured her of the Royal Government of Cambodia's full support for the work of the UNDP in Cambodia. He highly appreciated the good cooperation between Cambodia and the UNDP and thanked the UNDP for assisting Cambodia's socioeconomic development effort and in fighting against the COVID19 pandemic. He underscored the importance of the UNDP's contribution in releasing mine contaminated land in line with Cambodian SDG 18 on mine-free Cambodia by 2025. On the graduation from the Least Developed Countries (LDC) status, Ouch Borith pointed out that Cambodia has fulfilled the three required criteria and needed to do the same for second time in 2024 to completely graduate from the LDC status. He hoped that the new Country Programme Document 2024-2028 between the Royal Government of Cambodia and UNDP assist Cambodia to realize this goal," according to the outcomes seen by Fresh News on Saturday (Sep 10).

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