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Asean urged to tackle issue of haze

Deputy Prime Minister Aun Pornmoniroth yesterday said that Asean should enhance coordination, management and increase resources to cope with forest fires and trans-boundary haze pollution. He was speaking at the opening of the 15th Asean Ministerial Meeting for the Environment in Siem Reap city. “Asean ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649194/asean-urged-to-tackle-issue-of-haze/

PM vows to ‘protect’ Chinese interests

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday told Chinese companies investing in Cambodia not to worry about contract cancellation in the Kingdom. Speaking at a roundtable meeting with business executives in China as co-chair of the China-Asean Expo, the prime minister told six Chinese conglomerates with ...

Meas Sokchea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-vows-protect-chinese-interests

Fishermen and farmers want environmental issues addressed

With the government pushing the sustainable development goals (SDG) agenda forward, fishermen and farmers urged authorities to address the various ecological and environmental challenges they face during an event this week in Siem Reap. ...

Kazi Mahmood
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50526423/fishermen-and-farmers-want-environmental-issues-addressed/

China eyes poverty reduction

China, which lifted a large number of its almost 1.5 billion citizens from economic hardship over the decades, has pledged to assist Cambodia to alleviate poverty among its people. The assurance was conveyed by Huang Xilian, the Chinese Ambassador to Asean during the two Asean-China-UNDP ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-eyes-poverty-reduction

Development goals in focus at Siem Reap meet

A two-day symposium kicked off in Siem Reap on Monday, jointly hosted by members of Asean, China and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The meeting sought to focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discuss ways of alleviating poverty. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/development-goals-focus-siem-reap-meet

Cambodia attracts over 333 mln USD investment from ASEAN in 2017

Cambodia attracted the fixed asset investment of 333.4 million U.S. dollars from its ASEAN member states in 2017, according to a government’s report on Friday.   ...

Mu Xuequan
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/26/c_136927828.htm

Kingdom a warm respite for Russia

Increasingly hurt by sanctions and frozen out by the West over its meddling in Ukraine, Syria and the recent US presidential election, Russia is seeking to pivot to Asia and establishing a beachhead in a decidedly warmer locale – Cambodia. ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-warm-respite-russia

ASEAN talks South China Sea in Siem Reap

Chinese and ASEAN representatives are meeting in Siem Reap to begin hammering out a code of conduct for the highly contested South China Sea. ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-talks-south-china-sea-siem-reap

Japan lobbies for joint meeting with ASEAN ministers of defense

A high official from the Japanese Defense Ministry (JDM) has lobbied for Cambodia and another ASEAN members to support the creation of a meeting between their defense ministers and the JDM to be held next year in Laos, according to officials at a meeting at ...

Ban Sokrith and Phun Chan Ousaphea
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21309/japan-lobbies-for-joint-meeting-with-asean-ministers-of-defense/

US, ASEAN urged to push rights in Cambodia

Twelve civil society organizations submitted a joint statement asking the US government and heads of democratic ASEAN members to raise issues of human rights violations in Cambodia and the misuse of courts to stifle the opposition at next week’s US-ASEAN Summit in California, in order ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21239/us--asean-urged-to-push-rights-in-cambodia/

Cambodia and China to cooperate on security

Cambodia has endorsed China’s appeals for greater ASEAN security cooperation in fighting terrorism following Friday’s ministerial dialogue on regional law enforcement and security in Beijing, according to Chinese state media.​ ...

Zoe Holman
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-and-china-cooperate-security

Sea dispute won’t affect diplomacy, official says

Cambodia’s close ties to China will not compromise its relationship with other regional powers, an official said after a meeting between Foreign Minister Hor Namhong and a top Chinese diplomat yesterday.​ ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sea-dispute-wont-affect-diplomacy-official-says

Cambodia scholar calls for boosting mutual trust, maritime security in Asia Pacific

A Cambodian scholar on Saturday called for efforts to enhance the role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in promoting mutual trust and maritime security in the Asia Pacific. A more relevant and coherent multilateral structure could help address old and new security challenges, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2014-12/13/c_133852775.htm

Cambodia says increased networks with ASEAN, China key to boosting economy

Cambodia sees the development of physical networks between itself and other Southeast Asian nations and China as key to boosting its economy and achieving closer regional ties, government officials said recently. Transport Minister Tram Iv Tek said Cambodia has well-developed overland roads to connect the country ...

Ecns.cn News Staff
http://www.ecns.cn/2014/12-10/146092.shtml

Cambodian students win out on ASEAN stock markets

Despite the Cambodian Stock Exchange (CSX) getting off to a sluggish start over the past three years, local university students are seemingly already on the way to becoming good stock-pickers. The winners, two students from Zaman University who went by the team name of Dark ...

Eddie Morton
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-students-win-out-asean-stock-markets

Cambodian FM presents ASEAN's latest development to foreign diplomats

Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Wednesday presented the result of the 25th ASEAN Summit in Myanmar to foreign diplomats to Cambodia, aiming at disseminating the ASEAN’s latest news to Cambodia’s friendly countries, a spokesman said. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-11/26/c_133815787.htm

USAID to provide skills training ahead of ASEAN integration

USAID has announced a regional project to train hundreds of instructors and students to be more competitive for Asean integration at the end of next year. Many young Cambodians say they fear the impending competition from an EU-like economic integration that would free up goods and ...

Sok Khemara
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/usaid-to-provide-skills-training-ahead-of-asean-int/2527791.html

China's loans vital to building SE Asian connectivity: Cambodia

The large loans China offered at the 9th East Asia Summit are vital to regional countries in their connectivity construction, a senior Cambodian official said on Thursday. Kao Kim Hourn, minister attached to Prime Minister Hun Sen, made the remarks at a press conference at ...

Ecns.cn News Staff
http://www.ecns.cn/voices/2014/11-14/142580.shtml

Cambodian PM urges students to enhance abilities as ASEAN community nears

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday appealed to students to study hard to develop their own abilities to compete in regional job markets as the ASEAN will turn into a community by the end of 2015. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-11/01/c_133759246.htm

Cambodian children more vulnerable under Asean integration, report warns

Rights workers fear for the safety of Cambodia’s vulnerable children once Asean joins in an economic community next year. Children could also face more risk from economic pulls, experts warn. That includes families sending their children to work in other countries, where they will be ...

Suy Heimkhemra
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodian-children-more-vulnerable-under-asean-integration-report-warns/2489920.html

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