Cambodia’s new Prime Minister Hun Manet and members of the new government were sworn in before King Norodom Sihamoni at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on 22 August, before officially becoming operational on 23 August. 8.
Earlier, King Norodom Sihamoni issued a decree appointing members of Cambodia’s royal government for a seventh term under the leadership of 46-year-old Mr Hun Manet as prime minister.
The decree was announced on the morning of 22 August (local time) just after members of the new government passed a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly session with 123/125 votes. The new government consists of Prime Minister Hun Manet, 10 deputy prime ministers, 11 senior ministers and 30 ministers.
In addition, the members of the National Assembly approved the structure of the leadership apparatus of this agency. In which Sushri Khun Sodri was elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly.
Cambodia’s new Prime Minister Hun Manet in the capital Phnom Penh on August 22. Photo: Reuters
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a landslide victory in the general election on 23 July when it won 120 out of 125 seats in the House of Representatives. On 26 July, Hun Sen announced his resignation as Prime Minister after leading the country for nearly four decades and handed over power to Hun Manet.
Prior to coming to power, Mr. Hun Manet was a member of the CPP Standing Committee as well as Deputy Commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army.
Speaking after the National Assembly voted, Mr Hun Manet said it was a historic day for Cambodia, and expressed his deep gratitude to all the legislators who placed their trust in him and their members. Government.
Cambodia’s new prime minister pledged to protect the country’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, peace, stability, safety and security, as well as further develop the economy.
“The new government is determined to work hard to accelerate socio-economic development and push for deeper reforms” – Xinhua News Agency Mr. Hun Manet is quoted as saying. The leader also made it clear that the government would prioritize management reform to strengthen state institutions, improve the rule of law and social justice, and improve the quality of public services.
The areas of technology, green economy, infrastructure, social security, human resources (especially in education and health) will be given priority for investment by the government.
according to the newspaper khmer times, Mr. Hun Manet’s speech highlighted 6 priority policy programs that will be implemented in 2023. The first is to expand health care services towards the goal of universal health care coverage.
In addition, vocational and technical training for youth from poor and vulnerable families; institutionalizing a national social assistance program for poor families, including vulnerable people, those at high risk of economic distress and emergency situations; Develop and accelerate the implementation of informal economic development strategy so that they can join the formal economy and benefit from the formal social security system.
The other two policies are the implementation of a coordination mechanism and a grant program to increase agricultural production, market access, and stabilize prices at a reasonable level; Deploying agriculture technicians in the areas and setting up farmers unions in rural areas.
Congratulations to the leaders of Vietnam
On 22 August, on the occasion of the establishment of the 7th National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the 7th government term (2023–2028), Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh sent a congratulatory letter to Prime Minister Hun Manet; Vung Dinh Hue, Speaker of the National Assembly, sent a congratulatory letter to Khuon Sodri, Speaker of the National Assembly.
In a congratulatory letter, the Vietnamese leader expressed confidence that under the leadership of the new Prime Minister and Speaker of the National Assembly, Cambodia will continue to make many great achievements to build a peaceful and stable country. , Its role and position in the region and the world is increasing.
Vietnamese leaders also believe that good neighborly relations, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and long-term stability between Vietnam and Cambodia will continue to be strengthened and developed in the coming times. To actively contribute to the peace, stability and development of the ASEAN community, the region and the world, for the benefit of both peoples.
On this occasion, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son sent a congratulatory letter to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sok Chenda Sophia.