Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 29 – The World Bank, a crucial development partner of the Royal Government of Cambodia, pledged to further strengthen cooperation to promote development in Cambodia, especially in human capital development.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet received a courtesy call by the World Bank Country Director for Cambodia, Myanmar, and Lao PDR, Mariam J.Sherman, on Monday (Jan. 29) at the Peace Palace.

During the meeting, Mariam J. Sherman thanked Samdech Thipadei for graciously allowing her and her delegation to meet and discuss their work.

Mariam J. Sherman praised the progress and improvement of the strong and long-term cooperation between the World Bank and the Royal Government of Cambodia. She believed that her meeting with Samdech Thipadei on this occasion will further promote the cooperation.

On that occasion, she also informed Samdech Thipadei about the interconnectedness and consistency of the development policy documents, especially the Pentagon Strategy-Phase I of the Royal Government of Cambodia, with the policy direction and important work of the World Bank globally and in Cambodia as well.

Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet welcomed Mariam J. Sherman. He expressed his pleasure and gratitude to the World Bank for its contribution to Cambodia's socio-economic development in the past.

The premier praised the commitment of the World Bank to continue its cooperation with the Royal Government of Cambodia, especially the continuation of the Royal Government-World Bank Partnership Program for 2025-2029.

On the occasion, Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet also informed the director about launch of the six priority policy programs for immediate implementation in 2023 and five measures to be addressed in the seventh mandate aimed at improving the lives of the people through sustainable construction, and ensuring sustainable growth to achieve Cambodia's 2050 vision of becoming a high-income country.

Samdech Thipadei also expressed his commitment to continuing cooperation on human capital development in Cambodia and in a number of priority areas, including education, health, agriculture, digitalization, environment, and climate change.