Phnom Penh (FN), May 18 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said that if the world turned 50 per cent of its military spending into healthcare development, more lives will be saved, speaking on Thursday morning (May 18) at a graduation of medical students.

"Unfortunately, there is huge spending on the production of lethal equipment. However, if the global military spending is reduced by only 50 percent to make life-saving equipment, the expenditure will be decreased and the medical research will also be better," the premier underscored.

Samdech continued, on the contrary, some superpowers only thought of building weapons and sending them to countries that are in a protracted conflict. If the world faces complex issues, so does Cambodia, he added.