El 3 de julio, el Director General Roberto Azevêdo recibió en la OMC al Primer Ministro Hun Sen con ocasión del Séptimo Examen Global de la Ayuda para el Comercio. Se reunieron y hablaron sobre las tensiones actuales del comercio mundial y la importancia que tiene el sistema multilateral de comercio para Camboya y otros países menos adelantados.
«The Prime Minister and I discussed the role of trade in helping to drive Cambodia’s growth and development plans,» DG Azevêdo said. «It was encouraging to hear about the importance of the multilateral trading system, and of the Aid for Trade initiative, for Cambodia’s growth and development objectives. We will continue to work together to that end.»
The Prime Minister gave a keynote speech at the opening session of the biennial Aid for Trade Global Review, which is taking place at the WTO from 3 to 5 July. The visit was the second by the Cambodian Prime Minister to the WTO in the past year.
Cambodia became a member of the WTO on 13 October 2004.