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Asean membership has helped reduce development gaps

Cambodia has significantly benefited from its Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) membership, Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) secretary-general Yang Peou said on Thursday during a conference to mark the 52nd anniversary of Asean’s establishment and the 20th anniversary of the Kingdom’s membership in the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-membership-has-helped-reduce-development-gaps

Are Cambodia and Laos really any closer to resolving their border dispute?

Cambodia and Los have again agreed to work together to resolve the issue of their disputed border area. This time, two countries decided to set up a coordination mechanism at the departmental level to facilitate the work, while seeking more frequent meetings between the board committees of ...

Tae-jun Kang
https://thediplomat.com/2018/05/are-cambodia-and-laos-really-any-closer-to-resolving-their-border-dispute/

Cambodia working to resolve South China Sea disputes: FM

 Cambodia’s foreign minister, Prak Sokhon, has said that the country is working behind the scenes to mediate disputes between its ally China and partners in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations over the South China Sea. ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-working-to-resolve-south-china-sea-disputes-foreign-minister/3440442.html

Cambodia’s Place in ASEAN

Cambodia is one of the smallest and poorest economies in ASEAN. It accounts for only 0.7% of total regional economic activity and had the lowest GDP per capita in 2014 (Table 1). Only the Lao PDR has a smaller economy, and the next-poorest countries in ...

IndraStra Global
http://www.indrastra.com/2016/07/EXCERPT-Cambodia-s-Place-in-ASEAN-002-07-2016-0037.html

ASEAN deadlocked on South China Sea, Cambodia blocks statement

Southeast Asian nations failed to agree on maritime disputes in the South China Sea on Sunday after Cambodia blocked any mention to an international court ruling against Beijing in their statement, diplomats said. ...

Manuel Mogato and Michael Martina
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-ruling-asean-idUSKCN1040GK

Cambodia made the right decision in South China Sea dispute

No one would regard a small country such as Cambodia to be a protagonist in an international affair. However, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and the weakest link Cambodia is now being criticised for breaking Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) ...

South China Morning Post Team
http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1985205/cambodia-made-right-decision-south-china-sea-dispute

Cambodia, Singapore ratify ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons

Cambodia and Singapore have deposited their respective instruments of ratification for the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons (ACTIP) with ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh, it was learned. ...

InterAksyon.com
http://www.interaksyon.com/article/123256/cambodia-singapore-ratify-asean-convention-against-trafficking-in-persons

Cambodia keen to attract Iranian investors

Cambodia would welcome presence of Iranian investors in different fields of economic and industrial activities, the country’s new accredited ambassador to Iran, Pichkhun Panha said on Monday. ...

Tasnim News Staff
http://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2015/12/21/949790/cambodia-keen-to-attract-iranian-investors

Laos could act as ‘land link’ in integrated ASEAN

Laos will begin its chairmanship of Asean in January, the year when economic integration across the region begins.Officials say the land-locked country can serve as a model for connectivity, helping the region focus on the development gap between the rich and poor countries of Asean. ...

Sophat Soeung
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/laos-could-act-as-land-link-in-integrated-asean/3109136.html

Interpol initiative to boost border security

A new initiative led by Interpol will focus on improving border security in Southeast Asia, with the international police body warning that increased cross-border criminal activity will be a likely unintended consequence of the region’s growing integration. ...

Charles Parkinson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/interpol-initiative-boost-border-security

New Cambodian permanent representative to ASEAN presents his letter of credence

Cambodian Permanent Representative to ASEAN, Norng Sakal, presented his Letter of Credence to the Secretary-General of ASEAN,  Le Luong Minh, at a ceremony held at the ASEAN Secretariat today, according to a press release of ASEAN’s Secretariat. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/new-cambodian-permanent-representative-to-asean-presents-his-letter-of-credence-8897

Cambodian secretary of state of commerce chaired the CLMV meeting in Malaysia

The Seventh Cambodia – Lao PDR – Myanmar – Viet Nam (CLMV) Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EMM) was held on 25 August 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, according to ASEAN secretariat’s press release.The Meeting was chaired by H.E. Mr. Pan Sorasak, Secretary of State for Commerce, ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/cambodian-secretary-of-state-of-commerce-chaired-the-clmv-meeting-in-malaysia-8884

ASEAN urged to harmonise low carbon path to Paris

Environmental groups in Southeast Asia are urging governments of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to present a united and ambitious climate action plan for the upcoming climate conference in Paris this December. ...

Medilyn Manibo
http://www.eco-business.com/news/asean-urged-to-harmonise-low-carbon-path-to-paris/

Across ASEAN, women need more development, advocate says

As ASEAN heads toward greater economic integration at the end of the year, a Cambodian advocate says more needs to be done in the region for women’s rights. Asean has a working group for women’s issues, but the region faces challenges in social and economic equality, ...

Sok Khemara
http://bit.ly/1KPkscF

ASEAN countries extend foreigners’ leasehold periods

Countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are taking steps to extend leasehold periods granted for foreign individual or companies for land in a bid to boost investment. The Thai government recently approved 99-year leases for state land for industrial and commercial use ...

Gulf Times News Staff
http://bit.ly/1SXnPEe

Time to revisit an ASEAN-EU FTA?

On May 19, 2015, the European Union (EU) adopted a Joint Communication: The EU and ASEAN: a partnership with a strategic purpose. The communication calls for taking “trade relations with ASEAN to a different level and working towards an ambitious region-to-region free trade agreement (FTA) ...

Ji Xianbai
http://bit.ly/1AP2O8P

ASEAN set to become Asia’s next low-cost manufacturing powerhouse

ASEAN is poised to become Asia’s next low-cost manufacturing powerhouse as wages in China’s Pearl River Delta (PRD) factory belt continue to creep up, said an economist. ...

Malaymail Online News Staff
http://bit.ly/1dKKOCm

ASEAN disaster control officials meet in Cambodia to enhance cooperaiton

Disaster management officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered here Tuesday to discuss ways to promote regional cooperation in response to disasters, a senior Cambodian official said. ...

Global Post News Staff
http://bit.ly/1OdcoIo

ASEAN cannot act on behalf of claimant states in South China Sea dispute: Cambodian PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) cannot act on behalf of the countries concerned in the South China Sea dispute and urged all parties involved to continue negotiations. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://bit.ly/1D1D9XU

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