Cambodia, Korea Discuss ODA Situation and Partnership Development

Cambodia and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have discussed the overall situation of the RoK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Cambodia and ways to strengthen the development cooperation and partnership between the two countries.

The Cambodian side was headed by H.E. Im Sour, Deputy Secretary General of the Cambodia Development Cooperation Board of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDCB/CDC), while the Korean side was led by H.E. Hahn Gyeong Phil, Deputy Minister for International Development Cooperation at the Office for Government Policy Coordination of the Republic Korea.

According to the CDC, in the discussion meeting which took place here at the CDC late last week, H.E. Im Sour warmly welcomed the delegation from the RoK, and explained the mechanisms for managing ODA provided by the RoK and Korea’s Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) which focuses on priority areas namely infrastructure, water management and health/ hygiene, education, and rural development.

H.E. Im Sour emphasised the review of the Country Partnership Strategy, in order to align with the priorities which articulated in the Pentagonal Strategy-Phase I.

In response, H.E. Hahn Gyeong Phil agreed to review the CPS. He informed the intention to increase volume of grant assistance to Cambodia in next fiscal year.

In conclusion, H.E. Im Sour expressed gratitude towards the Korean people and government for continued support of Cambodia’s socio-economic development. He strongly believed that the partnership between the two countries will flourish and be further strengthened.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse

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