Seventy (70) out of 107 lawmakers present at a parliamentary session held here this morning under the chairmanship of Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly (NA), voted for the cabinet reshuffle proposed by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
According to the approved cabinet reshuffle, current Permanent Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Keat Chhon, and Senior Minister and Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction H.E. Im Chhun Lim will retire at their own request, but the latter was elected as a member of Constitutional Council.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Hor Namhong will retire from his post as Minister. He will be replaced by current Minister of Posts and Telecommunications H.E. Prak Sokhonn who will be promoted to be a Senior Minister.
H.E. Aun Porn Moniroth, Minister of Economy and Finance, will also become a Senior Minister in addition to his current post; while H.E. Tram Iv Tek, Minister of Public Works and Transport, will take over H.E. Prak Sokhonn’s post at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications; and H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce, will replace H.E. Tram Iv Tek.
H.E. Chea Sophara, current Minister of Rural Development, will be become the Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction; and H.E. Ouk Rabun, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, will replace H.E. Chea Sophara.
H.E. Veng Sakhon, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology will oversee the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery; H.E. Pan Sorasak, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Commerce will be promoted to be the Minister; and H.E. Him Chhem, Senior Minister in charge of Special Missions, will replace H.E. Min Khin as Minister of Cults and Religion, who will become Senior Minister in charge of Special Missions.