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The transfer of the post to the son does not require support, the Cambodian prime minister said.

The transfer of the post to the son does not require support, the Cambodian prime minister said.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the transfer of the head of government to his son, General Hun Manet, does not require foreign support.

Earlier today, Hun Sen addressed the citizens of the country on national television and announced that he was retiring and passing the post to his son Hun Manet. The royal decree on the appointment of a new prime minister will be released on August 7, and Hun Sen will be finally relieved of his duties on August 22.

“The prime minister said that he would not interfere with Hun Manet’s work as prime minister, and added that Hun Manet’s inauguration as prime minister does not require any foreign support – the support of the people that he will receive is enough,”  Cambodian newspaper Khmer Times cites Hun Sen’s text.


The Prime Minister added that the appointment of Hun Manet to the post of head of government is legal – he participated in the elections as a candidate on an equal footing with everyone. Hun Sen also talked about his own political future. According to him, the ex-premier will be appointed chairman of the Supreme Council under the King of Cambodia, also chairman of the country’s parliament.

Hun Sen celebrated his 38th birthday in office in January 2023. He first took office as prime minister on January 14, 1985, after the National Assembly unanimously elected Chang Xi as his successor, who died in office in December 1984. Then Hun Sen became the youngest prime minister in the world at the age of 32. After the death of Bahraini Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa on November 11, 2020, it was Hun Sen who became the record holder among current prime ministers for the length of time in office.