Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has received the “Distinguished World Leader Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Global Chinese Economic and Technology Summit and the Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific (KSI).
The award presentation ceremony was officially held at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh this morning in the presence of the Cambodian Premier and his spouse, Samdech Kittiprittpundit Bun Rany Hun Sen and Mr. Tan Sri Michael Yeoh, the President of KSI.
In his remarks, Samdech Techo Hun Sen expressed his profound appreciation to the Committee of KSI for recognising his achievements and endeavours over the past four decades. He also congratulated the successful organisation of the Global Chinese Economic and Technology Summit on Dec. 7, 2022.
Truly, he said, the conferment of this noble award is a testament of the brilliant success of the Royal Government of Cambodia’s right leadership, especially through the implementation of the “Win-Win Policy”, which has brought about the national unification, peace, and political stability. This has become a strong driver and pillar in promoting Cambodia’s economic growth to achieve an average of 7 percent per annum, making Cambodia become a lower middle-income country in 2015 and is moving towards an upper middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income country by 2050.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen continued that since Cambodia became the 10th member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 1999, the Kingdom has been recognised as a country that has actively integrated itself into the region and the world, developed good friendship and cooperation with other countries, and is now actively engaging in all international affairs on equal rights and equal footing, under both the regional and global frameworks.
In fact, the efforts to successfully lead and organise the ASEAN Summits in 2002, 2012 and 2022 are the national pride for Cambodia in the international arena, demonstrating to the world the spirit of contributing to building the ASEAN Community and strengthening multilateral cooperation for peace, stability, security, and sustainable development in the region and world, he added.
This is not the first award that Samdech Techo Hun Sen won. Since 1991, the Prime Minister has got a B.A. in Politics from the Cambodian Tertiary Education, a Ph.D. in Political Science from the National Academy of Politics in Hanoi, then two Honorary Doctorates — a Ph.D. in Politics from the Southern California University for Professional Studies, USA in 1995, and a Ph.D. of Law from IOWA Wesleyan College, USA in 1996.
Besides, Samdech Techo Hun Sen has received different honorary doctorates and awards as well as medals from various institutions around the world.