The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation maintained on Monday that the Kingdom will not sacrifice its national sovereignty in exchange for foreign aid.
In a press release issued following the January 17-18 Asean Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AMM Retreat) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn said Cambodia had previously experienced hardships resulting from international sanctions and isolation and therefore would not bow to international pressure.
“Cambodia will not trade its sovereignty for any assistance. In the past, Cambodia has gone through a hard time,” Sokhonn said.
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