Cambodia, Germany to strengthen cooperation

Voun Dara

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) – Cambodia and Germany have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation to improve human rights and development in education, health, forestry management, public order and security management.

The Cambodian Inter-Ministry senior delegation, led by Minister of Interior Sar Kheng, also requested the German Federation to cooperate in combating all kinds of cross-border crimes. The delegation was in Germany from September 24 to October 1.

“The Cambodian delegation requested the German Federation to relook priorities such as combating cross-border crime, exchange programmes, training human resources on security and sharing experience in decentralisation,” said a ministry announcement on Tuesday.

Apart from the discussions, Cambodian delegates also participated in a field study to look into the German Federation’s administration at the district and commune level to better understand sub-national level administration.

Administrative infrastructure, rights, duties and obligations as well as public service in sectors such as education, health, waste management, and natural resource management were among topics the Cambodian delegates studied.