សេចក្តីថែ្លងការណ៏ របស់លោក CLAYTON M. McCLESKEY អ្នកនាំពាក្យ ស្តីទី នៃទីភ្នា
ទីភ្នាក់ងារ USAID មានការខកចិត្តយ៉ាងខ្លាំងចំព
UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Office of Press Relations
For Immediate Release
August 25, 2017
STATEMENT BY CLAYTON M. McCLESKEY, ACTING SPOKESPERSON
Government of Cambodia's Deeply Disappointing Actions Towards the National Democratic Institute - NDI
USAID is deeply disappointed by the decision of Cambodia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to shut down the NDI's Cambodian operations, and require its foreign staff to leave the country. NDI has worked with Cambodia's political parties -- ruling and opposition alike -- with citizens, and with civil-society groups to support transparent governance and inclusive political participation for the past 25 years.
This work is strictly non-partisan and responds to the expressed needs of the parties themselves, including party development; candidate debates and multi-party dialogue; women and youth participation; and citizen-led efforts to observe the electoral process. We urge the Government of Cambodia to reverse its decision so that NDI can continue its work to ensure the 2018 National Elections give equal voice to all of Cambodia's people.