Maintaining Cambodia’s sovereignty more important: PM

It is more important for Cambodia to maintain its independence and sovereignty than to retain special trading privileges that the European Union (EU) has threatened to withdraw, Prime Minister Hun Sen said last week. Even with the loss of the trade privileges, his country can export its products to the EU as before, he told government officials.

Cambodia would earn lower profits, but the EU would no longer be able to threaten or put any conditions on the country, global newswires quoted the prime minister as saying.

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