Hun Sen and Mike Pompeo Discuss Coronavirus, but Reiterate Cambodia’s Sovereignty

Prime Minister Hun Sen and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed U.S. assistance to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic while reiterating the superpower’s acknowledgment of Cambodia’s sovereignty and “democratic governance.”

According to a statement issued on Wednesday by the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mike Pompeo thanked Hun Sen during a recent phone call for welcoming passengers aboard the MS Westerdam cruise ship in February.

The ship had more than 600 American tourists and was allowed to dock at Sihanoukville, after being turned down by other countries worried it could have coronavirus positive passengers.

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