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ASEAN envoy: Myanmar aid delivery forges ahead

Foreign minister and ASEAN Special Envoy on Myanmar Prak Sokhonn has said that progress is being made on work to deliver humanitarian assistance to Myanmar, but conceded that “many obstacles” remain.   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-envoy-myanmar-aid-delivery-forges-ahead

Education ministry set to host ASEAN socio-cultural community meetings

The Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, which represents the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) this year, will organise three key virtual meetings on March 28-30. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/education-ministry-set-host-asean-socio-cultural-community-meetings

AMS agree on working plan toward expediting regional economic recovery

ASEAN economic ministers ended their virtual 28th AEM Retreat on Wednesday, agreeing to charter ASEAN’s regional work plan for 2022 in setting priorities towards expediting regional economic recovery. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501043526/ams-agree-on-working-plan-toward-expediting-regional-economic-recovery/

Cambodia, Singapore to further boost bilateral trade

Both countries are exchanging views on post-Covid-19 crisis recovery efforts and the progress of Asean’s response to the Covid-19 crisis; ...

Sok Sithika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501042016/cambodia-singapore-to-further-boost-bilateral-trade/

19th ASEAN Military Intelligence meeting concludes

The 19th ASEAN Military Intelligence Meeting (AMIM-19), hosted by Cambodia under the theme “Solidarity for Harmonised Security”, was concluded in Phnom Penh yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501042135/19th-asean-military-intelligence-meeting-concludes/

Hun Sen asks for ASEAN-US meet to be pushed back amid date debate

Prime Minister Hun Sen requested that the ASEAN-US summit be postponed from the date announced by the US as it has not been fully agreed upon between ASEAN member states. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hun-sen-asks-asean-us-meet-be-pushed-back-amid-date-debate

DPM Sar Kheng calls on ASEANAPOL to jointly combat transnational crimes and COVID-19

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister, Sar Kheng, who is also the Minister of Interior, has called on ASEANAPOL to jointly crackdown all forms of transnational crimes as well as combat the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501034933/dpm-sar-kheng-calls-on-aseanapol-to-jointly-combat-transnational-crimes-and-covid-19/

ASEAN urge peace in Ukraine

ASEAN foreign ministers have expressed deep concern over the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine and urged all parties to show the utmost restraint in order to prevent the situation from escalating.   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/asean-urge-peace-ukraine

Sokhonn calls on ASEAN to operationalise AOIP policies

Cambodia urged the EU and its partners to boost cooperation with Southeast Asian countries to help them enlarge their strategic autonomy through efforts based on mutual respect and trust in order to maintain peace and stability.   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/sokhonn-calls-asean-operationalise-aoip-policies

ASEAN foreign chiefs confront key issues

Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are gathering in Cambodia for their first meeting of the year, with discussions on Myanmar, among other issues. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501026714/asean-foreign-chiefs-confront-key-issues/

Cambodia and ASEAN to push for Timor-Leste’s application this year’s first quarter

Cambodia who hold this year’s ASEAN chairmanship confirmed with the regional association’s Secretary General that they will push for Timor-Leste’s ASEAN membership application in the first quarter of 2022. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501025471/cambodia-and-asean-to-push-for-timor-lestes-application-this-years-first-quarter/

PM to continue pushing for adherence to ASEAN 5PC

Prime Minister Hun Sen has informed Myanmar leader General Min Aung Hlaing that as chair of ASEAN, he will continue to push the ruling State Administration Council (SAC) to adopt the ASEAN five-point consensus (5PC).   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-continue-pushing-adherence-asean-5pc

Cambodian drops Myanmar from Foreign Ministers Retreat as its special envoy readies to visit Myanmar soon to meet with all stakeholders

ASEAN Member States welcome the appointment of Prak Sokhon as the Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair on Myanmar and call on the Myanmar authorities to facilitate the missions of the ASEAN Chair’s Special Envoy, which will begin with the first visit to ASEAN. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501018306/cambodian-drops-myanmar-from-foreign-ministers-retreat-as-its-special-envoy-readies-to-visit-myanmar-soon-to-meet-with-all-stakeholders/

ASEAN Secretariat fully supports Cambodia’s initiatives

Visiting Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dato Lim Jock Hoi, has voiced his full support for all Cambodia’s initiatives as the ASEAN Chair this year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501008445/asean-secretariat-fully-supports-cambodias-initiatives/

Hun Sen visit seen as boosting hopes for Myanmar consensus

Though resolving Myanmar’s crisis immediately is not easy, a visit to the country by Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen may pave the way to advance a consensus ASEAN member states have reached, experts say. ...

Yang Han
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501006130/hun-sen-visit-seen-as-boosting-hopes-for-myanmar-consensus/

India vows close cooperation with Kingdom as ASEAN chair

India has pledged to work closely with Cambodia, the 2022 chair of ASEAN, in addressing issues of common concerns including the Myanmar crisis. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/india-vows-close-cooperation-kingdom-asean-chair

National Road 48 to help connect Asean countries

National Road 48, a section of the ASEAN Highway 123, will be upgraded to have some sections with four lanes connecting National Road 4 to Khemara Phoumint city in Koh Kong province. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50999928/national-road-48-to-help-connect-asean-countries/

ASEAN, UN emphasise importance of Myanmar-led political process to end violence

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations have shared the same idea that any political process toward ending violence in Myanmar must be Myanmar-led and Myanmar-own to be successful. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50998252/asean-un-emphasise-importance-of-myanmar-led-political-process-to-end-violence/

Kin Phea: Kingdom needs to act as referee, maintain amity in international spats

With Cambodia set to take over the ASEAN chair and host the ASEAN Summit in 2022, there are a number of prominent issues the Kingdom will need to take the lead on, including the crisis in Myanmar, tensions over the South China Sea and the ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kin-phea-kingdom-needs-act-referee-maintain-amity-international-spats

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