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New bilateral border gate under review

Cambodia’s Ratanakiri and Laos’ Attapeu provincial authorities have been conducting assessments on the possibility of opening a new bilateral border gate and an interconnecting road to cater to the interests of the peoples of the two nations. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744335/new-bilateral-border-gate-under-review/

Cambodia rejects UN rights claim

Cambodia’s Permanent Mission to the UN Office in Geneva on Friday hit back at David Kaye, the UN special rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression after he raised concerns over the repression of free speech and ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/cambodia-rejects-un-rights-claim

Kingdom, US vow stronger ties

At an academic forum on Saturday to celebrate 70 years of Cambodia-US diplomatic ties, Cambodian researchers and officials expressed hope of encouraging US investments and for that country to deepen and improve its bilateral relations. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/kingdom-us-vow-stronger-ties

PM to oversee China FTA signing in August

Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a delegation of high ranking officials to sign the Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) next month, the Ministry of Commerce said.​ This, it said, will provide Cambodia a gateway to the world’s second largest and Asia’s largest economy, heralding ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-oversee-china-fta-signing-august

Cambodia and China set to sign Mekong-Lancang Fund agreement

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Wang Wentian, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia are scheduled to sign the 7.2-million agreement on the cooperation projects of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund at the ministry today, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry statement. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50736925/cambodia-and-china-set-to-sign-mekong-lancang-fund-agreement/

New Zealand offers $3.8m in mine clearance

The government of New Zealand has provided about $3.8 million in aid to support mine clearance projects in Cambodia. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50736524/new-zealand-offers-3-8m-in-mine-clearance/

Ministry holds consultations on draft tech crime law with US experts

The Ministry of Interior on Monday held an online consultation with representatives from the US Embassy and US technology companies regarding Cambodia’s draft cybercrime law. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734633/ministry-holds-consultations-on-draft-tech-crime-law-with-us-experts/

Cambodia FM to have talks with Russian counterpart

Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will participate in the Special ASEAN-Russia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 via video-conference to be held on the 17th of June at 2:00 in the afternoon. ...

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734117/cambodia-fm-to-have-talks-with-russian-counterpart/

Fifth meeting of China-Cambodia Inter-government Coordination Committee to convene

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia Hor Namhong will co-host the fifth meeting of the China-Cambodia Inter-government Coordination Committee via video calls today, according to an announcement from the Chinese foreign ministry. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734123/fifth-meeting-of-china-cambodia-inter-government-coordination-committee-to-convene/

Cambodia and Timor-Leste to foster agricultural cooperation

Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon has encouraged stronger bilateral agriculture cooperation between Cambodia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50733638/cambodia-and-timor-leste-to-foster-agricultural-cooperation/

Cambodia, RoK to sign FTA soon

The Republic of Korea has said that it has made further progress in fleshing out details for the planned free trade agreement (FTA) with Cambodia as Seoul seeks to broaden economic ties with Southeast Asian nations and diversify its export portfolio. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50733332/cambodia-rok-to-sign-fta-soon-2/

Cambodia-U.S. trade volume reaches $2.1 billion in first four months

The trade volume between Cambodia and U.S. has reached $2.1 billion in the first four months of the year which goes up to 29.31 percent compared to the same period of 2019 which was shared by the U.S Trade Bureau. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732492/cambodia-u-s-trade-volume-reaches-2-1-billion-in-first-four-months/

Cambodia-China FTA to be signed by end this year

The third round of  negotiations for the free trade agreement between Cambodia and China has completely solved all the remaining issues in the agreement text and approved in principal with regard  to  market access on  goods and services, according to a statement from ministry of ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732088/cambodia-china-fta-to-be-signed-by-end-this-year/

GMAC: EC didn’t reject EBA delay

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on Sunday denied a news report that the European Commission had rejected its request to postpone the withdrawal of the EBA scheme for 12 months. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gmac-ec-didnt-reject-eba-delay

Cambodia, Timor-Leste agree to promote tourism cooperation

Timor-Leste has expressed a consistent aim to expand tourism cooperation while the Cambodian side urged Timor-Leste to accelerate the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on tourism cooperation between the two countries. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730294/cambodia-timor-leste-agree-to-promote-tourism-cooperation/

Vietnam ambassador questioned over border tents

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has questioned Vietnamese ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh over the setting up of tents by its soldiers in a disputed border area in Kandal province. .. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729509/vietnam-ambassador-questioned-over-border-tents/

New ambassadors told to promote bilateral ties with host countries

National Assembly President Heng Samrin yesterday advised nine newly appointed ambassadors to protect the country’s sovereignty, strengthen ties and promote trade and investment with their host countries. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729182/new-ambassadors-told-to-promote-bilateral-ties-with-host-countries/

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/

South Korea contributes to expand Cambodia’s COVID-19 testing capacity

The South Korean government today donated COVID-19 test kits to the Cambodian Health Ministry to aid in the Kingdom’s fight against the deadly pandemic. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728518/south-korea-contributes-to-expand-cambodias-covid-19-testing-capacity/

Two Thai provinces to open border for Cambodians seeking emergency medical help

While Cambodia and Thailand are continuing a lockdown of their common border to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, low-level negotiations between both sides at the Oddar Meanchay international checkpoints have yielded a compromise – The Thais will allow residents in the province needing medical ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/724587/two-thai-provinces-to-open-border-for-cambodians-seeking-emergency-medical-help/

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