I visited Cambodia on 30-31 January. While there I met the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Cambodian Foreign Minister, Hor Namhong. I raised our concerns about the disproportionate force used by the Cambodian security forces to disperse protests in Phnom Penh on 2-3 January and pressed the Government to address allegations of human rights abuses. I encouraged dialogue between the Government and opposition to resolve the current political impasse and stressed the importance of democratic freedoms and stability for Cambodia's long-term future. These issues, including land concessions, were also raised by the UK at the recent UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia.