Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 21 — Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen called on citizens to maintain peace at all costs, adding that without peace, no need to talk about sports, human rights and democracy.

The premier spoke at the opening ceremony of the 3rd National Sports Event and the 1st Sports for the Disabled 2022 at the Morodok Techo National Stadium on Monday evening (Nov 21).

"Earlier, Cambodian tourism minister Thong Khon mentioned sports and peace. Sports and everything cannot happen without peace. Sports, socio-economic development, democracy, and human rights cannot be achieved without peace. We shall jointly maintain peace to develop our nation," the premier underscored.

Taking this occasion, the premier also urged to participate in the national campaign such as "One person plays one sport", "Visit Cambodia in 2023", “Cambodia reduces traffic accidents and reduces the effects of drugs”, and "Sports live in peace".