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Hun Manet eyes business opportunities in France during first official visit

Prime Minister Hun Manet met with President Emmanuel Macron Thursday at the Élysée Palace on the first day of his official visit to France, where he emphasized possibilities for economic collaboration between the two countries. ...

Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/hun-manet-eyes-business-opportunities-in-france-during-first-official-visit/

Manet proposes Cambodia become regional 'French cultural hub’

Cambodia has been mooted as a possible French language hub in Asia, with a new French cultural centre to be established in the Kingdom in the near future, according to the outcome of a meeting between Yaël Braun-Pivet, president of the French National Assembly, and ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/manet-proposes-cambodia-become-regional-french-cultural-hub-

USAID praises Cambodia’s dedication to maternal, child mortality reduction

USAID head Samantha Power has expressed her appreciation for Cambodia’s efforts to reduce communicable disease statistics, as well as maternal deaths and those of babies and children under five. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/usaid-praises-cambodia-s-dedication-to-maternal-child-mortality-reduction

Kep town gov removed for abuse of power, misconduct

Prime Minister Hun Manet cited the five-point approach to good governance left by his predecesessor Hun Sen as the reason for the recent dismissal of Kep town governor Kheng Yon. ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kep-town-gov-removed-for-abuse-of-power-misconduct

‘Peace Day in Cambodia’ declared public holiday

The government has designated December 29 as “Day of Peace in Cambodia” and a national holiday. The day reflects the end of the civil war in 1998 and the resulting 25 years of peace, which has led to rapid development and a fast-growing economy. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/-peace-day-in-cambodia-declared-public-holiday

Land disputants doubtful that new government authority will bring justice

Locals from some communities with ongoing land disputes are not optimistic about the government’s new out-of-court dispute resolution authority. Prime Minister Hun Manet announced last month that the government body could resolve civil matters more quickly than Cambodia’s courts, but land disputants are wary of ...

Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/land-disputants-doubtful-that-new-government-authority-will-bring-justice/

New interior ministry HQ inaugurated

The Ministry of Interior’s new headquarters was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Hun Manet on November 6. The facility was completed in just under two years, at a cost of approximately $60 million. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-interior-ministry-hq-inaugurated

Cambodian kidney transplant victims stranded in India plead for PM Hun Manet’s intervention

Eighteen kidney transplant patients, who are stranded in India after being cheated by Phnom Penh-based Metro RLV Polyclinic, which allegedly absconded with $1 million paid by them, are pleading with Prime Minister Hun Manet to intervene in their case. ...

Khuon Narim and Runn Sreydeth
https://cambojanews.com/cambodian-kidney-transplant-victims-stranded-in-india-plead-for-pm-hun-manets-intervention/

Manet: Safety of Khmer in Israel remains a ‘top priority’

Prime Minister Hun Manet has set the safety of all Cambodians nationals remaining in Israel as a top priority, saying the government is working closely with its Israeli counterparts to ensure they receive protection. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/manet-safety-khmer-israel-remains-top-priority

Thavisin touches down in Phnom Penh for first official visit to an ASEAN member state

Thailand’s newly appointed prime minister Srettha Thavisin has arrived in Cambodia for a one-day visit. The trip marks his first visit to an ASEAN country since taking office and aims to enhance bilateral trade and investment. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thavisin-touches-down-phnom-penh-first-official-visit-asean-member-state

Manet responds to NYC billboard

Prime Minister Hun Manet has extended his gratitude to David Soth, a Cambodian resident in the US, for coordinating with an advertising company to display welcoming images on billboards in the US’ New York City, during his attendance at the 78th UN General Assembly. ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/manet-responds-nyc-billboard

Manet en route for UNGA 78

Prime Minister Hun Manet is leading a delegation to the 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA 78) in the US’ New York City, where he will highlight current affairs issues and local development. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/manet-en-route-unga-78

Manet’s first Chinese mission brings nations closer together

The leaders of Cambodia and China have pledged to unswervingly develop their ever-lasting friendship and deepen cooperation for mutual benefits, no matter how the international situation may change, according to a September 16 joint statement. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/manets-first-chinese-mission-brings-nations-closer-together

Manet’s China visit for ‘interests of nation, people’

Prime Minister Hun Manet departed Cambodia on the morning of September 14 for his first official visit to China, where he is slated to attend the 20th China-ASEAN Expo and meet with other leaders. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/manets-china-visit-interests-nation-people

Meas Sophorn appointed head of PM’s spokesperson unit

The new government led by Hun Manet has appointed Meas Sophorn, former spokesman for the Ministry of Information, as head of the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson Unit to convey Manet’s personal information, communicate with domestic and international media and issue statements. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/meas-sophorn-appointed-head-pms-spokesperson-unit

An overview of new ministry leaders and their family and business ties

The single National Assembly vote on Tuesday which solidified Hun Manet’s position as prime minister also ushered in sweeping changes across Cambodia’s top minister roles. ...

CamboJA Staff
https://cambojanews.com/an-overview-of-new-ministry-leaders-and-their-family-and-business-ties/

New gov’t more than doubles secretary and undersecretary of state positions in ministries

The newly formed government has 1,422 secretaries or undersecretaries of state — a 121.8% increase from the previous government, which had only 641 officials in those positions. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/new-govt-more-than-doubles-secretary-and-undersecretary-of-state-positions-in-ministries/

New Prime Minister Hun Manet vows to keep peace as his father steps down

After 38 years in power, Hun Sen finally stepped down from the prime minister role, leaving the top job to his eldest son Hun Manet this week but retaining significant powers. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/new-prime-minister-hun-manet-vows-to-keep-peace-as-his-father-steps-down/

National Assembly convenes opening session, lawmakers to be sworn in

King Norodom Sihamoni convened the first session of the National Assembly’s 7th Mandate on Monday, as the 125 elected lawmakers are set to be sworn in this afternoon. ...

Seoung Nimol and Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/national-assembly-convenes-opening-session-lawmakers-to-be-sworn-in/

King Sihamoni inaugurates 7th-term National Assembly

The National Assembly (NA) is slated to commence its inaugural session for the seventh legislative term on August 21 under the chairmanship of King Norodom Sihamoni. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-sihamoni-inaugurates-7th-term-national-assembly

Cambodia ushers in new era with new parliament, gov’t on horizon

Marking a new chapter in the Kingdom’s history, the National Assembly on the morning of August 21 convened its inaugural session under the auspices of King Norodom Sihamoni. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/cambodia-ushers-new-era-new-govt-horizon

Manet set for China-ASEAN expo 2023 as head of gov’t

Prime Minister-in-waiting Hun Manet is scheduled to travel to China in mid-September for the 20th China-ASEAN Expo 2023 in Nanning, the capital city of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region – in one of his first official trips seen by analysts as a significant step in ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/manet-set-china-asean-expo-2023-head-govt

King appoints Hun Manet as Prime Minister

King Norodom Sihamoni on August 7 issued a royal decree appointing Hun Manet, an elected lawmaker for Phnom Penh, as the prime minister of Cambodia. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-appoints-hun-manet-prime-minister

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