Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hungary Provides Medicine Assistance to Cambodia

Phnom Penh, November 2, 2010 AKP --
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Int. Dev. Cooperation Research and Management (HUN-DEV), represented by Dr. Gyorgy Suha, Senior Advisor of the agency; and the Office of the Council of Ministers, represented by its Secretary of State H.E. Hing Thoraxy, was signed here on Oct. 28.

The auspicious occasion was presided over by Deputy​​ Prime Minister and Minister in Charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers H.E. Sok An, according to the Press and Quick Reaction Unit of the Council of Ministers.

Through the MOU, the Association of Hungarian Diplomats will provide medicine assistance worth approximately US$1 million to the Royal Government for humanitarian work in the Preah Vihear Temple region.

Dr. Gyorgy Suha said that the MOU would formulate the framework for mutual cooperation between Cambodia and Hungary in various sectors, the priorities of which are the establishment of school for vocational training, Green Energy project and the transfer of agricultural technology to Cambodia.

He added that he would strive to successfully implement the MOU in order to further contribute to the development of Cambodia.

Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Sok An stressed that the MOU would contribute to the conservation and sustainable development of the Preah Vihear Temple region, which is the main focus of the Royal Government of Cambodia, under the wise leadership of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia. He further highlighted that conservation and development works are very complicated and require an in-depth study as well as a clear plan in order to ensure sustainable development, a subject which the Royal Government has always paid great attention to.

H.E. Sok An said that the Royal Government is seeking more development partners to help develop the Preah Vihear region to be an eco-tourism destination.

The Cambodian deputy prime minister is optimistic that the bilateral relations between Cambodia and Hungary will be further strengthened and enhanced.

In this ceremony, H.E. Sous Yara, Undersecretary of State of the Office of the Council of Ministers, said that the Honorable Consulate of the Republic of Hungary had asked for permission from the Royal Government of Cambodia to consider the possibility of setting up the Honorable Consulate of Cambodia in Budapest and the Honorable Consulate of Hungary in Phnom Penh. This initiative will make it easier for the two countries to foster closer cooperation so that development and investment plans in Cambodia can be effectively promoted. Moreover, the HUN-DEV institution plans to set up its good office in Cambodia in order to facilitate development cooperation between Cambodia and Hungary. --AKP

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