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Cambodia wants to attract more Indonesian investors

Cambodia and Indonesia plan to host a Trade and Investment Forum early in June in an effort to attract more Indonesian investors to the Kingdom. The plans were revealed after a meeting between Indonesian Ambassador to Cambodia Sudirman Haseng and Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-wants-attract-more-indonesian-investors

Cambodia ‘keen on as many trade deals’ as possible

Prime Minister Hun Sen says he wants the nation to have many trade agreements with different partners to diversify its economic partners and attract more foreign direct investment. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50695217/cambodia-keen-on-as-many-trade-deals-as-possible

PM Hun Sen and ASEAN leaders to hold bilateral meeting with President Trump

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said ASEAN leaders will meet bilaterally with American President Donald Trump at the ASEAN-US Summit, to be held in Las Vegas in March 2020. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50694826/pm-hun-sen-and-asean-leaders-to-hold-bilateral-meeting-with-president-trump

The outcome of ASEAN-New Zealand dialogue in Siem Reap

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Friday issued a statement, highlighting the outcome of the 27th ASEAN-New Zealand dialogue held on 20-21 February in Siem Reap province. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50694085/the-outcome-of-asean-new-zealand-dialogue-in-siem-reap

Kingdom receives $8 million for social development

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Saturday reported Cambodia received approximately $8 million from the Mekong-Lanchang Cooperation’s special fund for 20 development projects. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50694324/kingdom-receives-8-million-for-social-development

Hun Sen: EU should respect Kingdom’s stance on human rights, democracy

While Cambodia accepts the European Commission’s recommendation for the partial suspension of the Kingdom’s Everything-but-arms (EBA) trade status, Prime Minister Hun Sen said the European Union should also respect the Kingdom’s stance. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692508/hun-sen-eu-should-respect-kingdoms-stance-on-human-rights-democracy

Lao leader hails close ties during his state visit to the Kingdom

Cambodia reaffirmed its strong ties with its neighbour to the north during Laotian President Bounnhang Vorachith’s visit to the Kingdom. Bounnhang arrived in Cambodia on Sunday and departed the next day after meetings with National Assembly president Heng Samrin and Prime Minister Hun Sen in ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/lao-leader-hails-close-ties-during-his-state-visit-kingdom

Cambodia’s exports to Thailand increase by 195% in 2019

Latest data from the Ministry of Commerce shows that from January to December last year, Cambodia exported some US$2.27 billion worth of products to Thailand, up 195 percent compared to a year earlier. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689838/cambodias-exports-to-thailand-increase-by-195-in-2019

China will support Kingdom despite EBA withdrawal: Official

President Xi Jinping has reassured Prime Minister Hun Sen that China will continue to support the Kingdom’s economy despite a potential Everything-but-arms suspension by the European Commission this month. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50688230/china-will-support-kingdom-despite-eba-withdrawal-official

Cambodia-UK trade still alive after Brexit: Ministry of Commerce

Trade relation between Cambodia and the United Kingdom will improve in the future, said a senior official at Ministry of Commerce. The comments were made after the UK officially left the European Union on Jan 31 but is in a so-called transition period until Dec ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50688294/cambodia-uk-trade-still-alive-after-brexit-ministry-of-commerce

Hun Sen: Gov’t will never sacrifice national interest

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday defended his rule against detractors who claim that the government often acts to please certain foreign powers. The prime minister said all his decisions have been for the benefit of the Kingdom and urged countries to support Cambodia’s development ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hun-sen-govt-will-never-sacrifice-national-interest

Foreign Ministry notes challenges to foreign policy

The Foreign Affairs Ministry said yesterday that Cambodia’s foreign policy faces huge challenges from foreign interference under the pretext of human rights, the South China Sea dispute and the trade war between the US and China. In its annual report, the ministry noted that the ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685785/foreign-ministry-notes-challenges-to-foreign-policy

Agreement signed with Vietnam

Cambodia and Vietnam have signed a 2020 cooperation plan to continue efforts to stop cross-border crimes and increase security cooperation. Minister of Interior Sar Kheng signed the agreement with Vietnamese Minister of Public Security To Lam during a visit to Vietnam over the weekend. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/agreement-signed-vietnam

PM seeks Japan’s help in developing blockchain tech

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday met a Japanese delegation at the Peace Palace to discuss strengthening bilateral cooperation, especially in the development of blockchain technology. In the morning, Mr Hun Sen met with the delegation headed by Kozo Yamamoto, a member of the House of ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680516/pm-seeks-japans-help-in-developing-blockchain-tech

Cambodia, Sweden talk about further developing cooperation on labour

Cambodia and Sweden on Monday announced continued bilateral cooperation in the Kingdom’s labour and vocational training sector. The collaboration was made known at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training during a meeting between Minister Ith Sam Heng and Swedish Ambassador Bjorn Haggmark. In an ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-sweden-talk-about-further-developing-cooperation-labour

Samrin aims to bolster diplomatic ties at APPF

National Assembly president Heng Samrin will on Saturday lead a senior delegation to the 28th annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Canberra, Australia, said the assembly’s secretary-general Leng Peng Long. Peng Long said the 28th meeting of the APPF would take ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/samrin-aims-bolster-diplomatic-ties-appf

US promises aid for Kingdom’s looming water, climate crises

US Ambassador Patrick Murphy said the US was committed to helping the Kingdom address its water and climate issues, as well as attract better foreign investments. Murphy’s remarks came as he met with Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor and Minister of ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-promises-aid-kingdoms-looming-water-climate-crises

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