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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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

US told not to meddle in Kingdom’s internal affairs after Embassy issues Kem Sokha video

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has called on the United States to respect the Kingdom’s laws, saying that it should not meddle in Cambodia’s internal affairs. The ministry’s reaction follows a video clip released by the US embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday in which US State ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642431/us-told-not-to-meddle-in-kingdoms-internal-affairs/

Ministry submits rights report to European Commission

Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Ket Sophann yesterday said the government has submitted a report to the European Commission detailing efforts made to improve human rights in the Kingdom. The report, submitted on Tuesday, is in response to a 30-page note sent by the EC in March ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50634383/ministry-submits-rights-report-to-european-commission/

Cambodia, Sri Lanka relations strengthened with Sirisena visit

At a bilateral meeting in Phnom Penh last week, Cambodia and Sri Lanka reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen bilateral relations and regional partnerships aimed at bringing peace and stability to the two nations and the world. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-sri-lanka-relations-strengthened-sirisena-visit

Japan to grant $4.6 million in aid

The Japanese government is set to grant about $4.6 million in aid to Cambodia to support economic and social development in the Kingdom. According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry statement, Minister Prak Sokhonn and Japanese Ambassador Horinouchi Hidehisa will sign the Exchange of Notes and related ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50624151/japan-to-grant-4-6-million-in-aid-2/

India signs grant MoU with Cambodia for MGC projects

The Indian government has provided Cambodia a grant for 18 projects worth nearly $900,000 to implement the Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) under the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) framework. The two governments on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the grant at the Ministry of ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/india-signs-grant-mou-cambodia-mgc-projects

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