Foreign Office Deplores US Jurisdiction Over Cambodian Officials

The spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a statement this afternoon, strongly deploring the long-armed United States jurisdiction over Cambodian officials on the basis of baseless allegations motivated by motives. geopolitics.

“The smear campaign and unilateral sanction by the United States against public figures of one sovereign state not only violates international laws and fundamental norms governing international relations, but displays utter contempt for the independence of another country and constitute a serious interference in its internal affairs, ”he said.

This designation goes against the resolution of the Human Rights Council (46/5) adopted in March 2021, which strongly condemns the continued application of unilateral coercive measures by certain powers as tools of pressure against them. least developed and developing countries, with a view to preventing them from exercising their right to decide on their own political, economic and social systems, he continued.

“Cambodia has always expressed its desire for stronger and closer relations, despite the painful past with the United States. This week, the State Department clearly showed interest in “working with Cambodia as the next president of ASEAN.”

However, the illegally imposed ban is another step in the wrong direction, which completely departs from the spirit of friendship and renewed efforts to elevate the productive partnership between the two countries in the field of trade and commerce. investment, counterterrorism, peacekeeping, prisoners of war / MIA, repatriation, peace corps volunteers, interpersonal relations and other key regional issues of common interest, ”the statement underlined. C. Nika – AKP

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