China-Cambodia Talks: Countries sign deals on human resources, infrastructure

China and Cambodia have signed new deals on human resources and infrastructure. The agreements were signed during the meeting of China-Cambodia Inter-governmental Coordination Committee, co-chaired by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodian deputy PM highlights key achievements in China-ASEAN ties

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong Monday highlighted the key achievements in the China-ASEAN relations over the past 30 years, saying that the close ties between the two sides are paramount to ensuring peace, stability, development and prosperity in the region and the world. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Nokor Tep women’s hospital launched in Phnom Penh

The Women’s Affairs Ministry last week launched the Nokor Tep hospital in Dangkor district in a bid to provide female reproductive services to those less fortunate. Women’s Affairs Minister Ing Kantha Phavi said the hospital’s first task is to secure equipment and human resources. ...

Sen David

CPP ties to controversial election monitor deepen

Against a backdrop of government criticism of local election watchdogs, Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong has been elected vice president of the standing committee of the election monitor ICAPP, which has frequently been criticised for indiscriminately offering its stamp of approval to otherwise controversial elections. ...

Andrew Nachemson

Speed up rice loan, China told

The government has asked China to make good on its pledge to buy 200,000 tons of rice annually from the Kingdom and also to speed up the approval of a $300 million loan to the country’s beleaguered rice sector. This request was made yesterday during a ...

Chea Vannak

Turks push to close the Zaman schools

The Turkish government is preparing documents and evidence to give to the Cambodian government in order to close Zaman schools, an official said yesterday. Turkey’s ambassador to Cambodia Ilhan Kemal Tug told Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong yesterday that his government was gathering evidence and documents ...

Ven Rathavong and Ban Sokrith

Chinese money instrumental to progress, Hor Namhong says

Cambodia’s development “could not be detached” from Chinese aid, Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong said on Monday, joining a chorus of officials from both parties praising a relationship that appears to be deepening over similar stances on the South China Sea.   ...

Ben Paviour

Don sahong vs dolphins: how the dam is affecting local residents

Dam Chan handed over the food in exchange for riel as she described hearing the loud bangs of dynamite in the distance. The 55-year-old has farmed and sold food in Preah Rumkel commune her entire life and is concerned about the future of her home ...

May Titthara

Kingdom seeks Singaporean investment

Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong on Tuesday urged outgoing Singaporean ambassador Kevin Cheok to encourage the island state to invest more in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Team

South Korea to strengthen its ties with kingdom

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong met with South Korean Vice Foreign Affairs Minister Kim Hyoung-zhin at the ministry yesterday morning to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as a host of regional issues, according to ministry spokesman Cham Sounry. ...

Ros Chanveasna

UN promises to improve Cambodian agricultural production

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will continue its support for the Kingdom’s food security and agricultural sector, while also helping with market research to assist the export of Cambodian milled rice and geographically-protected pepper products, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry said ...

Ros Chanveasna

Cambodia asks Russia to provide additional assistance

In a two-day closed-door meeting, the government asked its counterpart in the Russian Federation to provide assistance to renovate the historic Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital and continue supporting Cambodian tour guide training, according to a Foreign Affairs Ministry statement released yesterday. ...

Ros Chanveasna

Cambodia, Japan exchange views on Korean Peninsula issue

Cambodian Foreign Minister, Hor Namhong, and visiting Japanese Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Masakazu Hamachi, on Monday in Phnon Penh exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. កម្ពុជា, ជប៉ុនផ្លាស់ប្តូរទស្សនៈគ្នាលើបញ្ហានៅឧបទ្វីបកូរ៉េ  ...

Agency Report

Foreign minister urges North Korean restraint in peninsula

Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong urged North Korea to have bilateral meetings with the South to help resolve tensions on the Korean Peninsula in a meeting with North Korean Ambassador Hong Ki Choi at the Cambodian Foreign Ministry yesterday. ...

Ban Sokrith

Foreign ministry explains service passport collection

The Foreign Affairs Ministry released a statement on Tuesday clarifying the policies that will be used to collect service passports from public servants after they have returned from their missions abroad and are no longer authorized to use them. ...

Ven Rathavong

UN World Food Program extends activities in Cambodia until 2018

The United Nations World Food Program has extended its activities in Cambodia for 30 months from July 2016 to Dec. 2018 in order to improve food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable children in the country, Gianpietro Bordignon, WFP Representative to Cambodia, said Wednesday. ...

Xinhua Team

Gov’t to revoke public servants’ service passports

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that all Cambodian public servants will have their service passports revoked once their missions abroad have been completed, in what appears to be an attempt to halt the practice of officials selling their documents to citizens attempting to ...

Ven Rathavong

Cambodian FM to attend ASEAN retreat in Laos this week

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong will attend the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat to be held on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 in Vientiane, Laos, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday. ...


Before meeting with china, FM insists on strong ties

Before departing for China to co-chair an annual meeting between the two governments yesterday, Foreign Minister Hor Namhong denied claims that their relationship was any weaker than that of Cambodia and the United States. ...

Ven Rathavong

Minister orders diplomats to step up efforts

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong has called on Cambodia’s ambassadors to lift their professionalism and pay greater attention to the needs of workers abroad. ...

Sen David

KPP boss plans to sue Namhong over 'terrorist' jab

Sourn Serey Ratha, the formerly self-exiled president of the new Khmer Power Party, said yesterday that he was preparing to sue Foreign Minister Hor Namhong for defamation for insinuating last week that Ratha was a “terrorist”, an accusation the government had long levelled at the ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Foreign minister defends government to US ambassador

Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong on Monday once again defended recent legal actions and political moves against the opposition CNRP, and admitted to personally pushing for the enforcement of a years-old defamation and incitement sentence against CNRP President Sam Rainsy. ...

Khuon Narim

Rainsy stands by Namhong accusation

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy yesterday repeated allegations that Foreign Minister Hor Namhong was responsible for collaborating with his Khmer Rouge captors at the Boeung Trabek prison camp between 1975 and 1979, leading to the murder and torture of numerous inmates.Rainsy, who is in the Philippines, ...

Meas Sokchea, Taing Vida and Daniel Pye

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