Cambodia, IOM to Further Promote Existing Close Cooperation

Cambodia and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have reiterated their shared determination to further enhance their closed cooperation.

The determination was emphasised in a courtesy meeting here on May 2 between Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) H.E. Luy David and IOM Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Region Mrs. Sarah Lou Arriola.

According to an MFAIC’s press release AKP received this morning, during the meeting, Mrs. Sarah Lou Arriola reaffirmed IOM’s continued support and assistance to Cambodia to enhance its migration management.

The IOM regional director congratulated Cambodia on its success of 2022 ASEAN’s chairmanship and its historic hosting of 32nd SEA Games. While highly appreciated the close cooperation between Cambodia and IOM, she confirmed her commitment to maintain this existing bond and to continue to work closely with all relevant stakeholders in the areas of migration management.

She also wished to see the closed cooperation among ASEAN countries as well as between ASEAN countries and the Gulf Cooperation Council to combat human trafficking, drug trafficking and border control management.

H.E. Luy David warmly welcomed Mrs. Sarah Lou Arriola’s visit to Cambodia and congratulated on her recent appointment as IOM Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Region.

The MFAIC secretary of state appreciated IOM’s assistance in protecting vulnerable Cambodian migrants and combating human trafficking and providing capacity building in Cambodia.

He commended IOM for the close cooperation with Cambodian national and provincial authorities and development partners to provide immediate assistance to migrant workers returned to Cambodia from abroad during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse