Cambodian PM Sends Message on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

AKP Phnom Penh,Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia has addressed a message to his compatriots on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (June 26).

In his five-page message released recently, the Cambodian Premier expressed his full support to the celebration of this important event and laid stress on the Royal Government's commitment to continue strengthening and enhancing the effectiveness of anti-drug work as well as promoting the implementation of all international conventions and protocols to which Cambodia is a State Party.

I'd like to continue promoting the use of slogan 'Together for Our Drug-free Communities and Life' because only the participation from all social milieus can address drug issues successfully, he said.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen also gave some recommendations and urged all stakeholders, including the media, to carry on their active contribution and support for the anti-drug work.

According to the UN online source, the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was adopted by a resolution 42/112 of Dec. 7, 1987, then the UN General Assembly decided to observe June 26 to mark this as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. Supported each year by individuals, communities and various organisations all over the world, this global observance aims to raise awareness of the major problems that illicit drugs represent to society.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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