Cambodia leader Hun Sen relieved Trump doesn’t seek regime change

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen responded positively to a letter from US President Donald Trump that assured him Washington does not seek regime change and encouraged him to promote democracy and improve strained relations between the countries.

A letter from Mr Hun Sen, dated Tuesday (Nov 26) and shared online Wednesday by members of his government, accepted Mr Trump’s invitation to a meeting of South-east Asian leaders in the United States early next year, as well as an offer for the countries’ foreign policy teams to hold talks.

Washington has long criticised Mr Hun Sen’s government for its poor record on democracy and human rights. Mr Hun Sen, in power for 34 years, has accused the US of seeking to oust him.

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