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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Italy to contribute €100,000 to ARMAC’s operations

Italy is set to contribute €100,000 to the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC)’s operation. This was said by ARMAC in a press release by quoting a letter of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the centre. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50742086/italy-to-contribute-e100000-to-armacs-operations/

South Korea consider’s construction of Cambodia-Korea Friendship bridge

A request by the Royal Government of Cambodia for support from the Government of the Republic of Korea to build a Cambodia-Korea Friendship Bridge to symbolise the diplomatic relations between two nations is being taken into consideration by the Korean side. ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741037/south-korea-considers-construction-of-cambodia-korea-friendship-bridge/

Minister reaffirms the Cambodia prohibits foreign military bases.

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn reaffirmed that the Kingdom strongly prohibits the setting up of any foreign military base within its borders. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732612/no-foreign-navy-basing-rights-granted/

Cambodia reaffirms commitment to host the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Nov 2020

Cambodia has reaffirmed that it will host the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in November, said Luy David, Secretary of State of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, stressing that it will be the world’s largest summit post-COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728976/cambodia-reaffirms-commitment-to-host-the-asia-europe-meeting-asem-nov-2020/

13th ASEM Summit in Cambodia to continue as planned

The 13th Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM13) will be held in Cambodia as scheduled, said Luy David, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Head of the ASEM13 National Secretariat. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50725907/13th-asem-summit-in-cambodia-to-continue-as-planned/

Pluralism to take centre stage at Asem gathering

Cambodia is preparing to host the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) for the first time on November 16-17 this year, in what Prime Minister Hun Sen has called a landmark in historical diplomacy, where pluralism will take centre stage. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pluralism-take-centre-stage-asem-gathering

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

Ministry: EBA decision ‘politically driven’

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has reacted to the European Commission’s (EC) decision to partially suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme, saying it did not reflect the reality in Cambodia. An analyst also said the suspension would not make the Cambodian ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/ministry-eba-decision-politically-driven

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

More than 36,000 migrant workers repatriated last year

The Foreign Affairs Ministry rescued and repatriated more than 36,000 Cambodian migrant workers from several countries last year. Ouch Borith, a ministry secretary of state, said yesterday during the annual conference that the ministry pays close attention to protect Cambodians working abroad. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685776/more-than-36000-migrant-workers-repatriated-last-year

Gov’t slams UN rapporteurs over Sokha trial statement

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the UN Office in Geneva deplored the statement of three UN special rapporteurs who claimed that Kem Sokha’s trial was “tainted” due to irregularities. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-slams-un-rapporteurs-over-sokha-trial-statement

Europe expected to consider EBA efforts, impact

The government said it expects the European Commission to consider its efforts to comply with the “Everything But Arms” (EBA) regulations and the impact on one million workers should access to the agreement be suspended in February. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/europe-expected-consider-eba-efforts-impact

US imposes sanctions on Oknha Pheap and Kun Kim

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed strong dismay on Monday over the designation of Cambodian tycoon Oknha Try Pheap and General Kun Kim under the US’ Global Magnitsky Act. “It is very disturbing when the public figures of a country become the ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/us-imposes-sanctions-oknha-pheap-and-kun-kim

Japan-Cambodia ink clean water supply agreement

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn and Japanese Ambassador Masahiro Mikami on Wednesday signed a grant agreement for ¥2.4 million ($22 million) on the “Project for Expansion of Clean Water Supply System in Pursat Province”. The agreement, finalised at the Ministry of ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-cambodia-ink-clean-water-supply-agreement

Foreign Affairs Ministry requests Sweden to continue demining aid

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn has reiterated his request for Swedish government to consider continuing to provide aid for demining action in Cambodia, a senior official said.​ ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665723/foreign-affairs-ministry-requests-sweden-to-demining-aid/

Cambodia continues to deny Taiwan's request to establish representative office

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Monday (Nov. 18) that Cambodia has yet to approve the Taiwanese government’s request to establish a representative office in the country after Taiwanese business owners complained about the inconvenience of document processing. ...

Ching-Tse Cheng
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3820080

Government studying EU’s preliminary report on EBA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Wednesday said the government was studying the EU Commission’s preliminary report on the human rights situation in the Kingdom that could lead to a suspension of access to its “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement.The EU launched ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/government-studying-eus-preliminary-report-eba

PM visits three EU members in crunch diplomacy mission

Prime Minister Hun Sen left for Europe on Sunday as he embarked on a five-day diplomatic visit to three EU countries, in a trip analysts have speculated could be crucial in deciding the Kingdom’s ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) fate. According to a Ministry of Foreign ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-visits-three-eu-members-crunch-diplomacy-mission

Japan to provide $28 million grant for PP sewage infrastructure

Japan has awarded Cambodia a three billion yen ($27.9 million) grant for a sewer development project in Phnom Penh to help ease flooding in parts of the capital, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said on Wednesday. Its minister who is also Deputy ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-provide-28-million-grant-pp-sewage-infrastructure

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