New UN Resident Coordinator pays courtesy call on Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
On 27 March 2018, the newly appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative, Ms. Pauline Tamesis, presented her credentials to H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Royal Government of Cambodia, officially taking up her assignment in the country.
During the meeting, the UN Resident Coordinator discussed the prospects of the strategic partnership between the United Nations system and the Royal Government in realizing the Cambodian Sustainable Development Goals. Ms. Tamesis also expressed her gratitude for Cambodia’s contribution to UN peacekeeping.
“It was a great honour to meet with His Excellency Senior Minister Prak Sokhonn and to present him with the Letter of Credentials from the UN Secretary-General, appointing me as the UN Resident Coordinator in Cambodia,” said Ms. Tamesis. “I also took the opportunity to reaffirm the commitment of the United Nations to support Cambodia’s national development priorities,” she added.
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