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Cambodian PM heads for Japan, 4 deals planned to be inked

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen left here on Thursday for a week-long visit to Japan and the two countries are expected to sign four deals including defense cooperation, a senior official said. One of them is the memorandum on defense cooperation and exchanges between the two ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131211/cambodian-pm-heads-japan-4-deals-planned-be-inked

Foreign Minister’s Son to Step Down as UK Envoy

Hor Nambora, the son of Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, will step down as Cambodia’s ambassador to Britain, according to an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Cheung Buntheng, undersecretary of state at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, said Tuesday that Meas Kimheng, an adviser to Mr. ...

Phorn Bopha
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/foreign-ministers-son-to-step-down-as-uk-envoy-47397/

Turkey opens embassy in Cambodia

Turkey has opened an embassy in Cambodia to boost friendship and cooperation between the two countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said Saturday. Turkey decided to open the embassy “after the general elections were organized in a smooth, democratic, free and fair ...

Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=MTU5NjIzMzdhNDQ

Korea trade nears $1 billion

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and South Korea nearly reached the $1 billion dollar realm in 2012, a hike of nearly 100 per cent from the year before, senior officials said yesterday. According to official data from the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, total bilateral trade between ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/korea-trade-nears-1-billion

Burkina Faso expresses desire to strengthen ties with Cambodia

Burkina Faso is willing to promote bilateral relations and cooperation with Cambodia in all fields for mutual benefits, Hunbert Haddab, the special adviser of Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore, said Monday. Speaking during a meeting with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, Hunbert ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/788098.shtml#.UbfSLSKyIi4

Cambodia-France discuss tram system project

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong met with Serge Mostura, French Ambassador to Cambodia, to discuss a tram system project to benefit the residents of Phnom Penh, an official said Monday. Koy Kuong, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said, the two sides discussed ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&title=cambodia&token=YmZhZWE5YzkyNWJ

Rosewood trade must stop: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos to help curb the illegal trade in rosewood after Cambodia’s bloodiest year yet for logging-related border shootings. Speaking to reporters at Phnom Penh International Airport after the premier returned from a two-day meeting ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031461944/National/rosewood-trade-must-stop-pm.html

Cambodia, UAE set to boost cooperation in economics, tourism

Cambodia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are in talks to promote bilateral cooperation in trade, investment and tourism on Wednesday. In the meeting, both sides discussed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on aviation in order to enable UAE airlines to operate direct flights from ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-01/23/c_132123114.htm

Illegal Cambodian Workers in Thailand Could Be Deported

Thailand is warning it will expel 1.5 million illegal workers from the country, a move that could affect around 160,000 Cambodians. Rights workers in Cambodia say the migrant laborers deserve assistance from both Thai and Cambodian authorities to help them work and travel legally. ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodia-illegal-khmer-workers-in-thailand-could-be-deported/1571654.html

French investors plan tram system for Phnom Penh

French companies are considering plans to invest in a tram system providing comfortable public transport for residents of Phnom Penh, an official said Friday Kuy Koung, spokesman for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said the project was discussed during a meeting between Foreign Minister ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=YmM0ZTFkZDJjNzg1YTgwMTE4OTU1MGVmYjM0NTYx

Questions over Laos dam

A decision on whether to build the Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River in northern Laos is a life and death one that will affect Cambodians downstream, according to Foreign Minister Hor Namhong. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Namhong said the controversial 1,260-megawatt hydropower dam has ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072357562/National-news/questions-over-laos-dam.html

Appeal Court Sets Date as Boeng Kak Hunger Strike Continues

The Court of Appeal on Friday set a date to hear the case of 13 jailed Boeng Kak residents despite the Ministry of Justice calling for a review of their sentencing, and as the health of six of the jailed women, who are on hunger ...

Prime Minister to Attend G-20 Summit Next Week

Prime Minister Hun Sen, in his capacity as Asean chairman, will lead a delegation to Mexico on Monday and Tuesday to attend the Group of 20 summit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Foreign Minister Hor Namhong will join Mr. Hun Sen at the summit, which ...

Clinton will attend ASEAN meet in Cambodia

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she will take part in next month’s meeting of Southeast Asian nations and regional powers in Cambodia.

Clinton met in Washington with Cambodia’s foreign minister, Hor Namhong, as the developing nation prepares to host this year’s ...

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1207288/1/.html

Cambodia urges Australian to strengthen economic ties

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong told his Australian counterpart Bob Carr Monday that the two countries should strengthen their economic and business ties.

”Political and diplomatic relations between the two countries are good but economic and business relations should be equally good,” he said after the meeting. ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=YTIyNzRhNDI4MjdkMWFlNjExYWE3OTkzODM3ZDM0

UN set to hear report on Cambodian rights

The United Nations Special Rapporteur for Cambodia was due last night to present his 2011 report to the Human Rights Council in New York, where Foreign Minister Hor Namhong is attending the UN General Assembly’s annual debate. The report, first published on August 2, looks at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011092951868/National-news/un-set-to-hear-report-on-cambodian-rights.html

Foreign Minister backs full UN membership for Palestinians

Speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday, Foreign Minister Hor Namhong backed the Palestinians’ bid for full UN membership and called for the lifting of a decades-old US embargo on Cuba, one of the countries backing Cambodia’s bid for a seat ...

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