Cambodia’s Hun Manet given wary welcome by West despite rights record

Cambodia’s government has lauded new Prime Minister Hun Manet’s trip to France last week for a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron. The visit came hot off Manet’s appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where some media derided him as one of the “bad boys” among leaders gathered at the Swiss ski town.

The Paris trip was seen as a success for Manet, who returned with $235 million in development agreements with France to build energy and drinking water infrastructure and support vocational training in Cambodia and a pledge to work towards a “strategic partnership.”

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