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Hun Sen expresses condolences, grief over Thailand massacre

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The mother of a victim holds a milk bottle and blanket as she reacts while standing outside the nursery in Na Klang in Thailand's northeastern Nong Bua Lam Phu province on October 7, the day after a former police officer killed at least 37 people, mostly children, in a mass shooting at the site. AFP

Hun Sen expresses condolences, grief over Thailand massacre

Prime Minister Hun Sen shared his condolences and expressed grief over the loss of the lives of over 30 people, mostly children, in a shooting in Thailand on October 6.

Hun Sen met with Thailand’s Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Anek Laothamatas on October 7 at the Peace Palace.

“I would like to share our sadness over the shooting in Thailand yesterday. The government and people of Cambodia share our profound sadness over this,” Hun Sen said on his official Facebook.

An ex-policeman reportedly carried out Thailand’s worst mass shooting in its history, leaving at least 37 people dead, including 23 children and the attacker's wife and child.

Laothamatas is visiting Cambodia to boost bilateral relations between the two kingdoms. He said Thailand will be offering more scholarships at the post-graduate level to Cambodian students to pursue their studies at Thailand’s top universities.

Health care and public health cooperation is also to be strengthened, especially through the development and training of some specific skills. Hun Sen thanked Thailand for their scholarships as well as its cooperation on scientific research, technology and health care.

“Cambodia needs more students to continue their studies on these subjects at the Master’s and Doctorate levels as well as doing more research,” he said, calling on relevant institutions to facilitate these plans so that the cooperative efforts go smoothly.

At the invitation of Laothamatas, Hun Sen instructed the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation to send a delegation to Thailand at a convenient time to make further plans in these areas.


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