Personal health the cause for not meeting UN envoy: Hun Sen

16:44, June 21, 2010      

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Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday that his health problem was the cause of cancellation in meeting with the visit of the UN special envoy to Cambodia.

Giving speech to veterans in Phnom Penh, Hun Sen said there was no other reason beside his own "health problem" that made an abrupt cancellation of the meeting.

He said he was catching cough on the day when he was about to meet with Surya Subedi, the UN special envoy on human rights to Cambodia.

Surya Subedi who was on his third 10-day working mission in Cambodia, wrapped up his work last Thursday. He said that he was " disappointed" for not meeting with Hun Sen.

But, Hun Sen on Monday said Subedi should have chosen a different term, rather than "disappointed" as it was not his intention to cancel the meeting.

Hun Sen also warned that he might consider reducing certain number of meetings with Subedi during his whole assignment in Cambodia, saying it is too often to meet with him three times in a year.

Surya Subedi was appointed as UN special envoy on human rights to Cambodia last year.

Source: Xinhua


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