Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen on Thursday attended the Voice of Global South Summit via videoconference under the theme “Unity of Voice, Unity of Purpose”.
At this international event, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said that while multipolar tendencies and bloc divisions are becoming clearer, developing countries must take a strong stand in respecting each country’s independence, sovereignty and autonomy in choosing the path of development.
“We must all increase multilateral mechanisms and dialogues to address the challenges to prevent economic and trade bloc divisions, and avoid any possible military conflict in order to maintain peace, security and regional and global stability,” he underlined in the virtual summit.
The Cambodian Premier continued that the COVID-19 pandemic, rivalry between superpowers, trade wars, Russia-Ukraine war, rising inflation, growing public concerns, worsening global supply chains and climate change have been undermining efforts for national restoration and development of developing countries.
"With these challenges, our priority to build a prosperous future is to restore and promote a smooth and vibrant international economic and trade movement by accelerating integration and supply chain connectivity, strengthening the multilateral trading system, and accelerating the digital revolution, a powerful new source of growth," he said. “In this spirit, deepening cooperation between the South, partner countries and developed countries, both within the regional and non-regional frameworks and international institutions, is a necessary mechanism to find win-win strategies and take advantage of new socio-economic development.”
Samdech Techo Hun Sen also shared his views over digital technology and green economy. Digital technology has become a driving force for promoting diversification and economic growth, strengthening competitiveness and resilience, he said.
“It is necessary for the developed countries to share technology, experience and training, investment, financial and technical assistance,” the Cambodian Premier stressed, adding that green economy is also an indispensable part of sustainable social development by supporting the expansion of cooperation on green infrastructure, energy promotion and the use of green technologies.
Leaders from more than 120 countries have been invited to participate in the Voice of Global South Summit initiated by the Indian Government.
In his opening speech, Indian Prime Minister H.E. Narendra Modi said the southern nations need to respond to the priorities, recognising the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, respect international law and territorial sovereignty, and reform international institutions including the UN.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press