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Cambodia set to send deminers to Ukraine, appoint ambassador

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Prime Minister Hun Sen had a phone conservation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on November 1. SPM

Cambodia set to send deminers to Ukraine, appoint ambassador

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia would send deminers to Ukraine to provide training in mine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance, while also accepting his Ukrainian counterpart’s invitation to visit the country at a “suitable time”.

Hun Sen made the pledge during a phone conservation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on November 1.

According to a press statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Cambodia will provide the demining training in collaboration with Japan, though it did not specify the timeline for the dispatch to the country at war with Russia.

Hun Sen also expressed concern over the recent attacks by the Russian military on the Ukrainian capital Kiev and other regions, which caused heavy casualties, damages to civilian infrastructure, power outages and water shortages.

He shared the suffering that Cambodia had gone through, and urged all parties to the conflict to strive for a “comprehensive” compromise so that Ukraine can regain peace, stability, territorial integrity and development.

Zelensky thanked Cambodia for co-sponsoring the UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolutions against Russia’s invasion and annexation of Ukrainian regions.

On the diplomatic front, Zelensky agreed to Hun Sen’s proposal to appoint ambassadors between the two countries.


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