Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Makes a Correction over a Xinhua’s Report

AKP Phnom Penh, October 08, 2012 

The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Saturday last week made a correction over a Xinhua News Agency’s report concerning the number of countries, which vowed to support Cambodia for non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
According to the Spokesperson’s statement, on Oct. 5, 2012 Xinhua News Agency published a false information, by misquoting him that “… So far, over 100 countries out of the UN’s 193 member countries have voiced their supports for us, Koy Kuong, spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, told reporters”.

“I wish to completely reject this exaggerating information issued by Xinhua News Agency. I did not mention such information at the Ministry on Oct. 5, 2012,” said the Spokesperson.

“In fact on Oct. 5, 2012, in response to questions relating to the upcoming election of the Cambodia’s candidature for the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, I stated that, ‘We simply hope in the election but we cannot make any conclusion on the number of countries that will vote for us. Importantly, we have to wait for actual result of the upcoming election at the UN on Oct. 18, 2012. Each candidate shall be supported by at least two-third majority votes out of all 193 UN member states. Permanent representatives of the 193 countries at the UN will cast their votes,” he said.

By KHAN Sophirom

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