Japan gives $30 M for busses, demining

The Japanese government will provide almost $30 million in grant aid to Cambodia to boost Phnom Penh’s public bus system and to strengthen ongoing demining operations. At a signing ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday, minister Long Visalo and outgoing Japanese Ambassador Yuji Kunamaru, ...

Ros Chanveasna

Border committee visits northern border posts

Secretary of state of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Long Visalo led a working group to a disputed area of the border with Vietnam in Tbong Khmum province yesterday, officials said.  ...

Pav Suy

Vietnam, Cambodia conduct joint field inspection on border incident

A Vietnam-Cambodia joint working group on Thursday made a field inspection in the area between border marker 202 and 203 at Binh Bac village, Binh Hoa Tay commune, Moc Hoa district in Vietnam’s Long An province where a violent incident caused by some Cambodian extremists ...

Thanh Nien News Staff

Cambodia, VN to visit border

Cambodian and Vietnamese officials will visit Svay Rieng province next week as part of efforts to resolve ongoing border disputes, but the exclusion of journalists has sparked criticism over the negotiations’ lack of transparency. ...

Meas Sokchea

Cambodia, Iran hold 1st political consultation

Cambodia and Iran on Wednesday held the first political consultation with an aim of enhancing bilateral ties and cooperation. The meeting was co-chaired by Cambodia’s Foreign Secretary of State Long Visalo and Iran’s visiting Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour. ...

Global Post News Staff

Cambodia, Australia vow to honor refugee deal despite criticism

Cambodia and Australia have reiterated their commitment to comply with a refugee agreement they signed last month, despite persistent criticism from human rights groups and opposition parties of the two countries, a senior official said on Sunday. The commitment was made during a meeting on ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia will take in Australia's refugees on voluntary basis: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that the country will take in refugees from Australia on a voluntary basis, stressing that accepting asylum seekers is part of an international obligation for Cambodia. Hun Sen said a Cambodian working group will interview those refugees ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia should not accept refugees from Australia: Sam Rainsy

Opposition party leader Sam Rainsy said that Cambodia should not have signed a deal with Australia to accept refugees to live in Cambodia. Cambodia should not have accepted the refugees from Australia because they are not goods for being exported or imported by any country, Sam ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Joint patrols on agenda

In response to a spate of Cambodian illegal loggers being shot dead by Thai soldiers near the border, the government on Tuesday urged a Thai delegation to consider border patrols composed of representatives from the two countries, the foreign minister said. “I would like to request ...

Chhay Channyda and Amelia Woodside

Cambodia, Mongolia establish bilateral consultations

Cambodia and Mongolia on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of bilateral consultations, aimed at bolstering bilateral ties and cooperation, a Cambodian official said. The deal was inked between Long Visalo, Secretary of State of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia summons Thai Ambassador over deaths of loggers

Thailand’s ambassador to Cambodia was formally summoned on Friday to the Foreign Affairs Ministry over the shooting death last week of a Cambodian man who was among nine allegedly caught by soldiers cutting down forest across the country’s northwestern border with Thailand. ...

Saing Soenthrith

Government works on Australia refugee plea

Government officials have got to work parsing a controversial request that Cambodia, one of the poorest countries in the region with a spotty record handling refugees, take some of Australia’s asylum seekers. Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop made the request to Prime Minister Hun Sen ...

Zsombor Peter

Gov’t looks to 2014 for adoptions

The long-awaited resumption of international adoptions may finally occur in the new year, officials from the ministries of Justice and Social Affairs said yesterday, though no time table is yet in place. While the freeze on adoptions – put in place in 2009 with the passage ...

Amelia Woodside and Sen David

Hong Kong offers visa free travel to officials

Cambodian diplomats and a range of government officials can now travel to Hong Kong without a visa and stay for 14 days under a new exemption agreement with the commercial Chinese city, officials said. The new exemption took effect on June 1, according to a statement ...

Cambodia, Uruguay sign visa-free agreement for diplomatic, service passport holders

Cambodia and Uruguay on Thursday signed an agreement on visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders, aiming at creating close contacts among the two countries’ diplomats, officials and business people, officials said. The deal was inked here between Long Visalo, secretary of state at Cambodian ...

Efforts to Stop Killings of Loggers in Thailand Crawl Forward

Thai and Cambodian foreign affairs officials have pledged to step up their efforts to stem the fatal shooting of Cambodians who illegally cross the border into Thailand to cut down rosewood trees, which fetch thousands of dollars per cubic meter on the black market. At a ...

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