Cambodian PM Urges for More Collaboration for Joint Progress of CLMTV

AKP Phnom Penh, September 17, 2019 —

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has encouraged the labour ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam (CLMTV) to continue working together to achieve the sustainable development goal of United Nations and their joint progress.

In his keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 3rd Ministerial Conference on Labour Cooperation in CLMTV under the theme “Toward the Protection of Migrant Workers in CLMTV Countries: Cooperation in Social Security”, in Siem Reap provincial city this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen shared some recommendations to all the participants.

First, he said, all CLMTV countries shall discuss and share experience based on national policies, national laws, international laws and flexibility in the context of each country in order to reach the Joint Declaration on the mobility of social protection regime for migrant workers in CLMTV countries.

Second, CLMTV countries shall utilise various discussion mechanisms under both bilateral and multilateral frameworks in order to achieve the Joint Declaration on the mobility of social protection regime for migrant workers in CLMTV countries as planned, continued the Cambodian Premier.

Third, he added, CLMTV countries shall jointly strengthen and expand the implementation of labour cooperation to be more in-depth with stakeholders in order to ensure the protection of rights and benefits of migrant workers with effectiveness and transparency.

“I strongly hope that the close cooperation between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Governments of other friendly nations, and development partners will be accelerated with effectiveness in order to achieve the sustainable development goal of United Nations and joint progress of CLMTV,” underlined Samdech Techo Hun Sen.

By Khan Sophirom