Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 13 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet stated that the next generation of Cambodian people is now more capable of achieving significant milestones for the country independently, without relying on foreign assistance. This is a source of pride for Cambodia, and it is crucial to encourage and support these young individuals in contributing to societal progress.

The premier spoke on Thursday (Jun. 13) during a graduation ceremony for 540 students of Limkokwing University in Phnom Penh.

Samdech Thipadei highlighted numerous achievements by Cambodian youth, including the Royal Government's official verification platform,, which won first prize in ASEAN and second globally. He also noted that many infrastructures, such as the Peace Palace, were designed, engineered, and constructed by Cambodian professionals and companies.

Samdech Thipadei underscored, "Our country emerged from the 1980s heavily dependent on foreign expertise due to our lack of knowledge. For over 90 years after gaining independence, we relied on foreign planners. Today, our development plans, including both the Pentagon and Rectangular Strategy, are crafted and spearheaded by us. This independence is evident in our construction of high-level infrastructure, which relies on our capabilities and signifies our self-sufficiency."

Prime Minister Hun Manet underlined that the achievements of the Cambodian youth stem from robust education and training initiatives. The Royal Government has facilitated opportunities for both domestic and foreign private sectors to invest in these crucial areas.