Takeo (FN), Sep. 19 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Manet told citizens nationwide to have faith in the Royal Government, led by Samdech Thipadei himself, speaking on Tuesday morning (Sep. 19) during a meeting with nearly 20,000 workers in Bati district, Takeo province.

"I would like to reassure citizens nationwide that Cambodia does not lose its independence and sovereignty by trading with China. Under my leadership, Cambodia will be stronger, and our sovereignty will be defended, and Cambodia will be more prosperous," the premier underscored.

Samdech Thipadei continued, "Cambodia is an independent, sovereign state and has equal status with every country in the international arena. […] We negotiate as a sovereign state to protect our citizens' interests.”