Government pledges to ‘remain firm’ after EBA decision

The government this week reiterated that the EU was interfering in domestic affairs after the bloc announced a partial suspension of duty-free trade with Cambodia over political and human rights concerns.

In a statement issued late Wednesday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry criticized the EU’s decision as politically driven, even as it defended its dissolution of the country’s main opposition party as merely following judicial processes.

“The government remains firm in its principled position in rejecting any attempt by external parties in their use of trade and development assistance as pretexts to justify their interference in Cambodia’s internal affairs,” it said.

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