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Border opening on table

Cambodia and Thailand are in talks to open more border gates to import and export agricultural products after the two countries largely closed their borders amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Held on Tuesday on the Thai side of the border, the Cambodian delegation was led by ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/border-opening-table

US returns two seized statues to Kingdom

The US Embassy in Cambodia on Saturday facilitated the return of two Cambodian statues after its Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) seized them in 2005 and 2017. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-returns-two-seized-statues-kingdom

Golden Dragon drills end in triumph

China and Cambodia yesterday ended their largest-ever joint military exercise “Golden Dragon 2020” held for 15 days in Kampot province’s Chum Kiri district. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708147/golden-dragon-drills-end-in-triumph/

Trade across Cambodia-Vietnam border remains stable amid COVID-19 outbreak

Trade activities across the Vietnam- Cambodia border have been maintained despite the halt of entry and exit of citizens and tourists as a measure to curb the spread of the acute respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707441/trade-across-cambodia-vietnam-border-remains-stable-amid-covid-19-outbreak/

PM set to mend ties with US

Prime Minister Hun Sen has responded to US Congressman Ted Yoho, saying he is ready to improve Cambodia-US relations, and not take up issues of disagreements which have become a barrier between the two countries’ bilateral cooperation. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-set-mend-ties-us

China sends more test kits

The Ministry of Health has ramped up its preparation to stem the spread of the deadly Covid-19 disease in the Kingdom thanks to help from the Jack Ma and Alibaba foundations which donated 20,000 test kits to the Kingdom. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-sends-more-test-kits

Kingdom closes border with Vietnam over outbreak

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday shut down the border with Vietnam amid COVID-19 fears. “We will be closing down the border [today],” Mr Hun Sen said. “This is not a response to Vietnam’s closure of its border with us.” ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703485/kingdom-closes-border-with-vietnam-over-outbreak/

Vietnam, Cambodia work to ensure smooth cross-border goods transport

Cambodia has asked for Vietnam’s coordination to ensure uninterrupted cross-border transport of goods amid the COVID-19 epidemic. ...

VIetnam Plus Staff
https://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietnam-cambodia-work-to-ensure-smooth-crossborder-goods-transport/170382.vnp

Vietnam shutters borders with Cambodia as pandemic spreads

The Vietnamese government on Sunday locked down its borders with the Kingdom and imposed a month-long entry ban for any foreign traveler – except accredited diplomats – as the country adopts  measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. ...

Sun Mesa
http://khmertimeskh.com/50703292/vietnam-shutters-borders-with-cambodia-as-pandemic-spreads/

Germany pledges further $3.8M for mine clearance

Germany has committed to providing another €3.5 million ($3,841,000) over the next two years to the Halo Trust for landmine clearance in Cambodia in a bid to help the Kingdom reach its landmine-free goal in 2025. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/germany-pledges-further-38m-mine-clearance

Japan, Cambodia boost bilateral ties

Foreign Affairs Ministry undersecretary of state Chea Kimtha and Japanese director-general for Southeast Asian Affairs Hiroshi Ishikawa held a meeting yesterday to bolster cooperation between the two countries. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50702465/japan-cambodia-boost-bilateral-ties/

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

PM announces new National Road 10

Prime Minister Hun Sen has revealed plans for the construction of a new highway, National Road 10, from Battambang to Koh Kong province. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50699905/pm-announces-new-national-road-10

Cambodia and Laos renew border cooperation

Cambodia and Laos yesterday renewed their commitment to cooperate on border security issues, including drug trafficking. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698716/cambodia-and-laos-renew-border-cooperation

National Assembly to discuss Vietnam prisoner exchange treaty

The draft law on transfer of convicted inmate treaty between Cambodia and Vietnam will be debated at the National Assembly’s special sitting next week, the first-ever treaty the Kingdom has with a foreign country. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698749/national-assembly-to-discuss-vietnam-prisoner-exchange-treaty

Cambodia, Bangladesh to sign agreement on direct air linkages

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs with its Bangladeshi counterpart, announced plans of signing an agreement to grant the introduction of direct flights from Dakha to Phnom Penh to boost trade volume and tourism. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698143/cambodia-bangladesh-to-sign-agreement-on-direct-air-linkages

US stance a ‘positive move in building trust and confidence’

Comments made by US Ambassador to Cambodia, Patrick Murphy, that his country is not pursuing regime change in the Kingdom is an “important message” for efforts to restore relationships between the two nations. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698241/us-stance-a-positive-move-in-building-trust-and-confidence

Border Gate improvements planned to boost trade

The Royal Government of Cambodia has unveiled plans to improve facilities at border gates with Thailand and Vietnam in order to ease cross-border transport and boost trade activities.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698427/border-gate-improvements-planned-to-boost-trade

CMAC, TMAC ink demining agreements

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and the Thailand Mine Action Centre (TMAC) on Tuesday signed an agreement on research and mine clearance in areas near the border. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-tmac-ink-demining-agreements

Cambodia, China discuss Covid-19, free trade deal

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce on Friday met with the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) to discuss the impact of the new coronavirus on the Kingdom’s economy and promote trade and investment between the nations. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-china-discuss-covid-19-free-trade-deal

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