Phnom Penh, 4 April 2023 (TDI): Hun Sen, the Prime minister of Cambodia, expressed his support for Anwar Ibrahim, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, who recently said that foreign superpowers should not meddle in other countries’ internal affairs.
Prime Minister Hun Sen met with Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on his official visit to Cambodia in the recent week. after bilateral agreements, he expressed that Malaysia was a worthy ASEAN partner.
He also gave Anwar Ibrahim assurance that his administration would continue to develop and strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.
He was speaking at the opening of the Krouch Chhmar District Referral Hospital, which took place on Monday, April 3, in the province of Tbong Khmum.
“Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim declared a few days ago that the great power would not meddle in the domestic affairs of other nations. I agreed with his assertion, and in ASEAN, I now have another reliable ally,” the Prime Minister of Cambodia emphasized.
When it came to the separation of powers between the three branches, He recalled that in the past, some superpowers had visited Cambodia to educate about democracy before interfering with the judicial branch of the government.
It is Cambodia’s responsibility to uphold its freedom and forge comprehensive alliances with all nations, the Premier continued. “Cambodia does not create enemies with anyone,” he added.
It is pertinent to note that last weekend, Anwar Ibrahim said Malaysia would not allow any superpower to dictate its choices or future course while speaking at a forum organized by Beijing’s Tsinghua University.
The relations between Cambodia and Malaysia were established in 1957, and leaders of both countries exchanged many visits to their countries.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU), was signed to increase the ongoing business cooperation between businesses in the two nations, which is followed by both countries.
Both Malaysia and Cambodia are members of ASEAN and are now excellent partners in every sphere, from business and finance to culture and education.