Kerry presses for reform in talks with PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday pushed Prime Minister Hun Sen and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on the need for greater political freedom in Cambodia during meetings in Phnom Penh but also praised the Kingdom’s “extraordinary” development since his first visit as a senator ...

Mech Dara, Vong Sokheng and Shaun Turton

In Cambodia, John Kerry balances trade ties with warning on human rights

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Cambodia’s leaders Tuesday, the second in a three-country swing through Southeast Asia meant to deepen U.S. partnerships ahead of a key summit with the region’s leaders next month.Kerry met with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, now Asia’s ...

Elise Labott

U.S. Secretary of State hails Cambodia for rapid development

Visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday hailed Cambodia for its rapid development and said the United States is committed to further enhancing ties with the Southeast Asian country. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

John Kerry touches down in kingdom

Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned opposition leaders they will face ruling party rallies at home if he is met with anti-government demonstrations during his high-profile trip to the US next month, a threat that raised the spectre of pro-government protests in October that ended ...

Meas Sokchea and Shaun Turton

In the eye of the storm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry launched a swing through Southeast Asia en route to China on Jan. 24 with visits to Laos and Cambodia, part of a broader U.S. push to improve relations with the region and counterbalance China’s rising influence. ...

Sebastian Strangio

US urged to press Cambodia for reforms

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is being pressed to ensure that democratic reforms and human rights are at the top of the agenda when he meets here Tuesday with Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, leader of the ruling Cambodia People’s Party (CPP). ...

Daniel De Carteret

Letter urges Kerry to pressure government on human rights

Ahead of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s planned visit to Cambodia this week, local and international NGOs have urged Mr. Kerry not to sign any new bilateral agreements unless Cambodia vows to improve its human rights and democracy efforts. ...

Peter Ford

U.S. secretary of state to visit Cambodia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will pay an official visit to Cambodia later this month to boost bilateral ties, Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday.   ...

Xinhua team

Hasty hydropower critiqued

Less than a week after Laos declared its “sovereign right” to develop hydropower regardless of neighbouring countries’ objections, the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) gathered an “extraordinary meeting” to stress the importance of sustainable waterways. During the two-day discussions in Pakse, Laos which concluded yesterday, the US ...

Laignee Barron

Cambodia, US share concerns over Lao dam

Following a meeting with a visiting U.S. diplomat on Wednesday, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary of State Ouch Borith said the U.S. shares Cambodia’s concerns about a controversial hydropower dam Laos is planning to build on the Mekong River. Cambodia and Vietnam both fear that the ...

Eang Mengleng

Mekong hydropower could conflict with other benefits: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that hydropower development along the Mekong River could conflict with other benefits. “You have this tension between the purposes, unless they’re approached thoughtfully and correctly,” he told foreign ministers from the Lower Mekong Initiative gathered in Nay Pyi ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Government Says US Praised Protest ‘Patience’

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs official said Wednesday that a senior U.S. diplomat had congratulated the government for its patience in dealing with recent protests, which were brought to a bloody end early last month when military police opened fire, killing five and wounding more ...

Phorn Bopha

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