At U.N. Meeting, Hun Sen Blasts E.U. Trade Sanctions As “Biased and Unfair”

Prime Minister Hun Sen criticized the partial withdrawal of trade privileges by the European Union at the United Nations General Assembly session on Saturday, characterizing the economic bloc’s move as “biased” and “unfair.”

In a recorded video message to the U.N., Hun Sen said the E.U.’s decision to withdraw trade privileges under the “Everything But Arms” scheme revealed the bloc’s “hypocritical double standards” and attributed the move to the “political ambitions” and “opportunistic agenda” of some countries.

“I believe history repeats itself in the case of the E.U.’s withdrawal of the E.B.A. at a time when Cambodia struggles to survive amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” read a copy of the speech.

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