GCC-ASEAN media delegation visits Saudi State History Exhibition

A Cambodian media delegation led by Kao Imran, Head of Arabic News at the Ministry of Information, together with their counterparts from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and ASEAN member countries yesterday visited the Saudi State History Exhibition, held at the headquarters of the Saudi ...

Khmer Times Staff

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

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 ... News Staff

Cambodia needs more investments and global integration – Moody's

Cambodia needs increased investments, and for that, deeper regional as well as global integration is crucial, Moody’s Investors Service has said. The B2 sovereign bond rating is constrained by the small size of the economy, low per capita income and high level of dollarization while robust ...

Boby Michael

Cambodia says China-proposed "maritime silk road" to benefit ASEAN

The China-proposed “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” will benefit the Southeast Asian nations in term of economy, a senior Cambodian official said Tuesday. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

RCEP participating states reiterate to conclude negotiations by end-2015

Economic ministers from the 16 participating countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have reiterated their commitment to conclude negotiations by the end of 2015. The ministers reaffirmed they are committed to ending the RCEP negotiations in line with the vision endorsed by their state ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

ASEAN FMs reiterate continued commitment to realizing ASEAN Community

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Sunday reiterated their continued commitment to the realization of ASEAN Community by 2015 and beyond. They pledged their commitment in the joint communique issued on the final day of their 47th annual meeting in Nay ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Hor Namhong to attend ASEAN meetings next week in Myanmar

Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Hor Namhong will attend ASEAN meetings next week in Nay Pyi Taw of Myanmar, according to a statement issued Friday by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The statement said the meetings to be held from 8 to 10 August, 2014 include ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodian PM congratulates newly-elected Indonesian president

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has congratulated Joko Widodo on his election as Indonesian president. “On behalf of the Royal Government and people of Cambodia, I have the honor to extend to you my warmest and heartfelt congratulations on your election as the President of the ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

ICT federation launched in Cambodia

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Federation was inaugurated here on Thursday with an aim to advance Cambodia to a digital age, officials said. Speaking at the launching ceremony, Kan Chanmeta, secretary of state of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, said the federation would be ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

PM ends exile gov’t talk

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that his government will work with the Thai junta that came to power in a coup last week, and quashed speculation that the ousted Shinawatra clan may be allowed to set up a government in exile in Cambodia. In a ...

Vong Sokheng and Daniel Pye

‘Deforestation plagues ASEAN’

Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have never been higher, but Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries are still failing to curb emissions created by heavy deforestation, according to a new report. Forest land in ASEAN countries declined by more than 6 per cent ...

Phak Seangly and Laignee Barron

Customs agreement gets green light at NA

The National Assembly approved changes to the country’s customs law yesterday, in order to comply with Association of Southeast Asian Nations intergration standards. The changes demand border operations increase human resources, reduce paperwork and modernise procedures in order to simplify border exchange and facilitate trade between ...

May Kunmakara

Cambodia sees rise of Asean tourists in Q1

Cambodia received 424,300 visitors from Asean countries in the first quarter of the year, up 4 per cent year-on-year. Data from the Tourism Ministry showed tourist arrivals from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) accounted for 33 per cent of 1.27 million overseas arrivals from January ...

Bernama News Staff

Chinese president meets Cambodian PM on ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Shanghai on Sunday. Hun Sen is here to attend the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) to be held in the eastern Chinese metropolis on ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

ASEAN not take sides in South China Sea disputes: Cambodian official

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) did not take any sides in South China Sea disputes, but supported the settlement of the disputes based on international law and agreed documents, a senior Cambodian official said in Phnom Penh on Sunday. “ASEAN made the statement based on a principle that ...

Cambodian PM to attend 24th ASEAN Summit in Myanmar over weekend

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a high delegation to attend the 24th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings to be held from May 10 to 11 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, according to a foreign ministry’s statement on Monday. The prime minister will be accompanied ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia's trade with ASEAN hit US$4.16 Billion last year

Cambodia’s trade volume with Asean member states reached US$4.16 billion last year, up 12 percent from US$3.71 billion in 2012, Xinhua news agency reported. In the Commerce Ministry’s report released Wednesday, Cambodia exported products equivalent to US$482 million to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) ...

Bernama News Staff

Low awareness of AEC pact

The Asean Economic Community (AEC) will cut red tape and allow freer trade between the bloc’s 10 member states. But many companies in the region aren’t even aware of the AEC blueprint, a sobering report from the Asia Development Bank has found. The bank also ...

Eddie Morton

Cambodia low on energy ranking

Low electrification rates and over-dependence on fossil fuel imports have contributed to Cambodia’s abysmally low ranking in the new World Economic Forum’s Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report for 2014. Cambodia ranked 120 out of 124 nations, with a so-called Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI) score ...

Eddie Morton

Cambodia attracts over 879,000 tourists from ASEAN region

For the first semester of 2013, Cambodia attracted 879, 782 tourist arrivals from ASEAN region, plus 23.5 per cent if compared in the same period of last year, a report from tourism ministry obtained on Tuesday said.  The figure of tourist arrivals from ASEAN for the ...

The Southeast Asia Weekly Staff

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