Cambodia is a key partner of the Republic of Korea (RoK) in the ASEAN-Korea framework and an important official development assistance (ODA) partner.
Visiting H.E. Kim Jin Pyo, Speaker of the National Assembly of RoK, made the affirmation while paying a courtesy call on Cambodian Acting Head of State, Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei Say Chhum, at the Senate Palace in Phnom Penh this morning.
On behalf of the Cambodian people, Samdech Say Chhum expressed his gratitude to the Government and the people of Korea for providing ODA, grant and concessional financing since 1997.
Under the New Southern Policy Plus, he added, Cambodia is a priority country for ODA. In 2022, Cambodia was the largest recipient of Korea’s ODA by receiving US$150 million.
This year, the Korean government plans to provide about US$23.22 million in grants for the implementation of various projects under the KOICA framework in the fields of health, education, culture, rural development, agriculture, mine clearance, and environment, he pointed out.
This is a generous gesture by the Korean government, which will contribute to the Royal Government of Cambodia’s development efforts in many priority areas, especially mine clearance.
” underlined the Acting Head of State.