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The EU Delegation has a similar role to any other accredited foreign diplomatic mission. The Delegation represents the European Union in its relations with the Cambodian government for all matters within EU jurisdiction. The EU Delegation does not duplicate the activities of the EU Member States' embassies; instead it aims to coordinate the actions of the EU and EU countries.
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The Delegation monitors political developments in Cambodia and reports them to EU headquarters. The EU Ambassador, in coordination with the EU Member States' Ambassadors, maintains a permanent political dialogue with the Royal Government of Cambodia, in particular on issues related to democracy, the rule of law and human rights. The Delegation keeps close contacts with a range of other political stakeholders, including civil society.
The EU is Cambodia's biggest trading partner. The Delegation coordinates on a regular basis with the Ministry of Commerce and other stakeholders on issues related to market access, regulation, investment and international trade.
The Delegation leads the preparation of the EU-Cambodia development cooperation programmes and manages the implementation of development actions supported by the EU in the country. The Delegation assures extensive coordination with EU countries to ensure better EU aid effectiveness in Cambodia.
Over the years, EU-Cambodia cooperation activities have assisted millions of Cambodians. EU programmes involve Cambodians from every walk of life and take place in a wide range of areas, including: education, agriculture and natural resource management, governance, human rights, public finance management, private sector development and climate change.
The EU is Cambodia's largest partner in terms of grant development assistance. Every year the EU, through the EU Delegation, pays out between €40 and €50 million (over US$52 – US$65 million) to support Cambodia's development.
The Delegation carries out a programme of activities in order to give all Cambodians the opportunity to discover European democratic values as well as Europe's rich cultural heritage. The Delegation works to create awareness and understanding of the EU in Cambodia, promotes the Erasmus Plus programme and provides information on request to the media and the general public.
I am honoured to represent the European Union in Cambodia, and very pleased to welcome you to website of the EU Delegation.
Here you will find an overview of the relations between the EU and the Kingdom of Cambodia. It is also a source of information on funding opportunities as well as scholarships to study in Europe.
The relationship between the EU and Cambodia has developed considerably since the opening of the first EU Delegation in Phnom Penh in the early 2000s. The increase of EU cooperation funds to Cambodia from €143 million in 2007-2013 to €410 million in 2014-2020 is a strong sign of commitment from the EU to support Cambodia's efforts towards sustainable and equitable development.
EU funds to Cambodia are provided through two main channels: bilateral cooperation supporting the Royal Government of Cambodia, and thematic programmes supporting civil society organisations and local authorities. There are also regional cooperation projects, mainly providing support to ASEAN and its Member States. And the EU is Cambodia's biggest trading partner.
The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 28 European countries. The European Union plays important roles in diplomacy, trade, development and humanitarian aid and working with multilateral organisations.
On the international scene, the European Union's action is guided by common values and fundamental principles which it seeks to advance in the wider world: democracy, the rule of law, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, respect for human dignity, the principles of equality and solidarity, and respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter and international law.
The EU is the largest single donor of development aid. Together, the EU and its member states provide more than half of official development assistance (ODA) globally. This contribution makes a huge difference to millions of people's livelihoods around the world.
I hope you find the information on the website of interest. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions and comments.
Ambassador of the European Union to the Kingdom of Cambodia
H.E. George EDGAR
Secretary to Ambassador
Ms. Sophie JUSTE
Head of Political, Press & Information
Ms. Genoveva HERNANDEZ URIZ
Head of Operations
Ms. Fiona RAMSEY
Mr. Egbert WALTER (Deputy)
Head of Finance & Contracts
Ms. Rukiye KÖMÜRCÜ
Head of Administration
Mr. Daniel BOELEN
Governance, Democracy and Human Rights
Ms. Francesca CICCOMARTINO
Mr. Leng Hour KIET
Ms. Agata NIEBOJ
Social and Human Development, Gender and Migration
Mr. Noeun BOU
Natural Resources Management
Ms. Sokunthea BY
Mr. Aymeric ROUSSEL
Mr. Clemens BECKERS
Mr. Javier CASTILLO-ALVAREZ
Mr. Sophea LY
Finance & Contracts
Ms. Maria CHAPRESTO CORTES
Ms. Chanlady PHENG
Ms. Sok Kean KHAT
Press and Information
Ms. Pok POUN
Junior Professional in Delegation
Mr. Mateusz Prorok