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CHRC report progress with human rights talks with UN

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) has announced the “success” of recent human rights dialogue between the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the UN Office at Geneva. It noted that the talks had made a significant contribution to the implementation of a ...

Samban Chandara
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/chrc-report-progress-human-rights-talks-un

Cambodia-ASEAN trade valued at over $7 billion in H1

Cambodia’s trade with ASEAN member countries was valued at $7.1 billion in the first six months of this year, accounting for 30 percent of the Kingdom’s total international trade. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501331365/cambodia-asean-trade-valued-at-over-7-billion-in-h1/

Cambodia and ASEAN share grave concern on North Korea’s ballistic missile launch

The Foreign Ministers of ASEAN, including Cambodia today expressed their grave concern over the launch of the ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on July 12, 2023. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501324149/cambodia-and-asean-share-grave-concern-on-north-koreas-ballistic-missile-launch/

Australia deepens economic ties with ASEAN

Australia’s special envoy for Southeast Asia, Nicholas Moore, said that his nation will deepen economic ties with Cambodia and other regional countries in ASEAN as part of engagement with the bloc. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/australia-deepens-economic-ties-with-asean

ASEAN discusses maritime protection

The Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) chaired the 2023 ASEAN Coast Guard Forum in Jakarta from June 6-9 to discuss cooperation in protecting waters from various threats, including illegal fishing. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501305974/asean-discusses-maritime-protection/

ASEAN to mobilise final two batches of relief items to Myanmar

​The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) will mobilise the final two batches of relief items to Myanmar on June 16 and June 22 by sea. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501305996/asean-to-mobilise-final-two-batches-of-relief-items-to-myanmar/

China’s BRI hailed as key role in development of Cambodia, ASEAN

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday that China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has played a crucial role in the development of Cambodia and other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) over the past decade. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501304642/chinas-bri-hailed-as-key-role-in-development-of-cambodia-asean/

Cambodian National Assembly ratifies ASEAN trade in services agreement

The Cambodian National Assembly on May 30 ratified the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) to boost trade and investment in the area of services. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501299457/cambodian-national-assembly-ratifies-asean-trade-in-services-agreement/

ASEAN, China start negotiations on upgrading Bilateral FTA

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China started the first round of negotiations on the upgrade of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501274377/asean-china-start-negotiations-on-upgrading-bilateral-fta/

New train builds efficiency for China-ASEAN biz

The China-Laos-Thailand round-trip train, an extension of the China-Laos Railway, was successfully launched on Tuesday. The new efficient, stable cold chain channel is expected to inject new impetus into trade between China and member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501236371/new-train-builds-efficiency-for-china-asean-biz/

DPM Prak Sokhonn to attend first major gathering of ASEAN Foreign Ministers in 2023 in Jakarta Friday

Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will lead a delegation to attend the 32nd ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) and ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ (AMM) Retreat, which will be held on Feb. 3 in Jakarta, at the invitation of Mrs Retno ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501231407/dpm-prak-sokhonn-to-attend-first-major-gathering-of-asean-foreign-ministers-in-2023-in-jakarta-friday/

Labour export from Cambodia on an upswing

With the expected revival of economic activities and China’s decision to ease Covid-19 curbs, many ASEAN and Indo-Pacific states are scrambling to import workers and they are looking at Cambodia. ...

​P​r​a​k​ash​ J​h​a​
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501211892/labour-export-from-cambodia-on-an-upswing/

PM Hun Sen highlights Cambodia’s key contribution to ASEAN

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia has done many things in contribution to ASEAN, including the entry into force of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the signing of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea. (DOC). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501209402/pm-hun-sen-highlights-cambodias-key-contribution-to-asean/

Cambodia suggests to host ASEAN Digital Engineer Workshop next year

Cambodia has sought support from the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) to host an ASEAN Digital Engineer Workshop in March 2023. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501197980/cambodia-suggests-to-host-asean-digital-engineer-workshop-next-year/

ASEAN launches plan to promote women’s security in South-East Asia

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and UN Women, launched today the ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on Women, Peace and Security (ASEAN RPA on WPS). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501197234/asean-launches-plan-to-promote-womens-security-in-south-east-asia/

ADMM-Plus defense ministers gather in Cambodia to discuss solutions to key security challenges

The ninth ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus (the ninth ADMM-Plus) was held in Siem Reap  Wednesday to discuss ways to strengthen security, stability and prosperity in the region and in the world. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501190574/admm-plus-defense-ministers-gather-in-cambodia-to-discuss-solutions-to-key-security-challenges/

Thailand to facilitate admission of Timor Leste as ASEAN member

Thailand is ready to provide support to Timor Leste for its full ASEAN membership. Acting Government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri said an objective criteria-based Roadmap for Timor-Leste’s full membership would be formalised. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501187286/thailand-to-facilitate-admission-of-timor-leste-as-asean-member/

ASEAN to admit Timor-Leste as 11th member

ASEAN leaders have agreed in principle to allow Timor-Leste – Asia’s youngest nation – to become the regional bloc’s 11th member. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/asean-to-admit-timor-leste-as-11th-member

Indonesia takes on chairmanship of ASEAN in Cambodia

Indonesian President Joko Widodo took on the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) here on Sunday and announced that in 2023 the theme of this bloc will be “ASEAN Affairs: Epicenter of Growth.” ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501184346/indonesia-takes-on-chairmanship-of-asean-in-cambodia/

US, SE Asian nations strike new strategic partnership at ASEAN Summit in Cambodia

US President Joe Biden and leaders of the Association of South-east Asian Nations yesterday announced the start of a new a strategic partnership aimed at countering China’s growing influence in the region. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501184317/us-se-asian-nations-strike-new-strategic-partnership-at-asean-summit-in-cambodia/

ASEAN urges for immediate cessation of violence in Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has expressed its concern over the recent escalation of violence in Myanmar and urges for immediate cessation of violence. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501175141/asean-urges-for-immediate-cessation-of-violence-in-myanmar/

ASEAN Foreign Ministers to hold emergency talks on Myanmar Thursday

Southeast Asian foreign ministers will hold emergency talks in Jakarta next week to discuss strife-torn Myanmar ahead of November’s ASEAN leaders’ summit in Phnom Penh, diplomatic sources confirmed Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501173611/asean-foreign-ministers-to-hold-emergency-talks-on-myanmar-thursday/

Cambodian PM calls on ASEAN to strengthen cooperation for socio-economic recovery from pandemic

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said here on Thursday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) needs to strengthen cooperation for the sustainable and resilient recovery of the region’s socio-economic development. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501168533/cambodian-pm-calls-on-asean-to-strengthen-cooperation-for-socio-economic-recovery-from-pandemic/

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