Phnom Penh (FN), Feb 2 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday that the United States of America is the most indebted nation in the world, not Cambodia.

The premier made the statement when he presided over the certificate conferment ceremony for graduates from the National University of Management, held at Koh Pich Exhibition Center.

Hun Sen said some people, particularly the opposition party criticized that Cambodia is indebted to many nations due to the poor leadership of Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). However, the premier rejected that criticism and stated that even U.S, the world’s superpower, is still indebted to China.

“China is the source that lends money to the U.S and that the U.S is the most indebted nation in the world; each of American has to pay $60,000 while each Cambodian needs to pay only hundreds,” said the premier.