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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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

Sino-Cambodian ties ‘at all-time high’

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn said on Sunday that relations and mutual political trust between Cambodia and China are now stronger than ever due to frequent high-level exchanges between the two countries’ senior officials. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sino-cambodian-ties-all-time-high

Hun Sen to sign new aid agreements during trip to China

China and Cambodia are expected to sign a number of agreements, including one on Chinese assistance and project cooperation, during Prime Minister Hun Sen’s attendance at this week’s Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. Mr Hun Sen will lead a high-level delegation to attend the ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50596846/hun-sen-to-sign-new-aid-agreements-during-trip-to-china/

Gov’t, WFP ink $50M strategic plan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a $50 million aid plan aimed to reduce food security and nutrition. The Cambodia Country Strategic Plan 2019-2023 was approved by the WFP council on February 27 in Italy. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-wfp-ink-50m-strategic-plan

EU team to arrive for EBA talks

An Eu delegation is set to arrive in Phnom Penh next week for a two-day official visit to discuss the process for withdrawing Cambodia’s access to its preferential ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) agreement, officials said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, analysts have called on the EU to ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-team-arrive-eba-talks

Foreign Affairs Minister lays out core foreign policy values

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Monday outlined the four core foreign policy values that Cambodia is focusing on in the current global context. Deputy Prime Minister Prak Sokhonn was talking to some 1,200 university students at the National Institute of Education ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreign-affairs-minister-lays-out-core-foreign-policy-values

Japan aid totals $135 million

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Wednesday said the Japanese government had provided the Kingdom with $134.38 million in aid packages in the past 12 months – $19.42 million in grants and the remaining $114.96 million in loans. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-aid-totals-135-million

LMC gives $7M in funds to government for 19 projects

The Cambodian government on Thursday received $7.66 million from the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Special Fund 2018 to implement 19 projects. Initiated by the Chinese government during the first LMC Leaders’ meeting in China’s Hainan province in March 2016, the LMC Special Fund aims to support ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lmc-gives-7m-funds-government-19-projects

Government calls on NGOs to avoid activities linked to crime

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Tuesday called on all foreign NGOs to avoid at all costs activities which could be associated or linked to money laundering, financing of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. He said ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/government-calls-ngos-avoid-activities-linked-crime

‘All media outlets must pay tax’

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Friday said Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) would be allowed to reopen their offices only after fulfilling their tax obligations. In a letter dated January 25 to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/all-media-outlets-must-pay-tax

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