On 3 April 2019, the United Nations in Cambodia issued a press release on the third policy dialogue focused on economic diversification and debt management in connection with the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) in Cambodia. The policy dialogue engaged senior representatives of the Royal Government of Cambodia, the diplomatic community, international organizations, academia, and think tanks. The Belt and Road Initiative presents opportunities to address these priorities. At the same time, some analysts have looked with some concern at the issue of debt management associated with BRI projects in other Asian countries.
The UN in Cambodia believes that taking full advantage of the BRI requires adopting clear policies and continued analysis to assess progress in Cambodia. This will also require recognizing the role and quality of institutions and governance in driving inclusive development as advocated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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