Cambodia, Vietnam celebrate new border posts

Nearing the end of a year that has seen tension over Cambodia’s border with Vietnam often dominate domestic political discourse, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday appeared alongside Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to inaugurate two new border posts in Ratanakkiri and Takeo provinces. ...

Aun Pheap

Vietnam likely to scrap visas for UK, France, Australia and more

The Vietnamese government has green-lighted several proposals, including waiving visas for more nations, to revive the country’s troubled tourist industry. The countries that are likely to enjoy free-visa rules from Vietnam are the UK, France, Germany and Spain, which have strategic partnerships with Vietnam; and ... News Staff

Vietnam to link China & Bavet

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last Monday approved plans to build a new economic corridor linking China, along Vietnam’s northern border, to the Bavet International checkpoint in Cambodia, in order to facilitate increased flow of goods between the three countries. The corridor, which will take ...

Chan Muyhong

Gamblers risk illegal crossing to get to Cambodia casinos

Hundreds of Vietnamese gamblers trying to get to casinos in Cambodia are testing tightened security at two border gates in Long An Province, and a crackdown at Binh Hiep Border Gate has opened a market for gangs facilitating illegal crossings or bribing guards. ...

Vietnamnet News Staff

Cambodian, Vietnamese PMs vow to deepen ties, cooperation

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung and the two leaders vowed to further enhance relations and cooperation for mutual benefits, a senior Cambodian official said Tuesday. For the investment side, Dung said there have been 134 Vietnamese investment ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

Vietnam looks towards $5bil and $2bil trade with Cambodia, Laos next year

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Lao counterpart Thongsing Thammavong agreed to conclude negotiations on the signing of a new bilateral trade agreement, which forms the legal framework for achieving the two countries’ goal of 2 billion USD in trade by 2015. The agreement is ...

VietNamNet Bridge News Staff

Cambodia parliament denies chief's promise to punish Khmer Krom activists for protesting against Vietnam

A spokesman for the Cambodian Parliament on Wednesday strongly denied that the country’s Parliament chief Heng Samrin has promised Vietnam to take strict measures to punish ethnic Khmer Krom activists who had held protests against a Vietnamese diplomat. The denial came after Vietnamese media reported Monday ...

Global Post News Staff

Relationship with Cambodia going strong: NA leader

 National Assembly (NA) Chairman, Nguyen Sinh Hung, and his Cambodian counterpart, Heng Samrin, met in Ha Noi yesterday where the former described the latter’s visit as an important milestone in bilateral ties between the two parliaments, contributing to the Viet Nam-Cambodia friendship and solidarity. Chairman Hung ...

Viet Nam News Staff

Cambodian speaker regrets activists'move to burn Vietnamese flag

President of the National Assembly of Cambodia Heng Samrin said on Monday that the Cambodian side ” regrets” that activists set Vietnamese flag on fire in protests in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. Heng Samrin made the statement while meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung ...

Global Post News Staff

Cambodian parliament chief to visit Vietnam next week

Heng Samrin, president of the National Assembly of Cambodia, will make a 3-day official visit to Vietnam from Aug. 18 to 20 in order to further enhance bilateral ties and cooperation, the legislative body said in a statement Tuesday. ...

http://Shanghai Daily News Staff

Activists dismayed at mekong summit outcome

Environmentalists have expressed disappointment at the outcome of the second Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit, which wrapped up yesterday. International Rivers, an environmental and human rights organisation, yesterday released a statement slamming regional leaders’ failure to address concerns over the proliferation of dams on the mainstream ...

Bangkok Post News Staff

Opposition leader says he supports China over Vietnam

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy told supporters this week that the Cambodia National Rescue Party and its members “support China fully” in claims against Vietnam. The message to supporters coincided with the visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, who was in Phnom Penh for a ...

Kong Sothanarith

Vinamilk deal to go ahead

Vietnam Dairy Product Joint-Stock Co, better-known to milk lovers as Vinamilk, was granted a licence on Monday to open a $23 million processing facility in Phnom Penh’s Special Economic Zone. A statement to the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange released by the dairy giant on Monday ...

Eddie Morton

PM praises VN involvement

In his first public remarks of the year, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday took pains to recount his experience under the Khmer Rouge and thanked Vietnam for overthrowing the brutal communist regime. Speaking at the inauguration of a Vietnamese hospital, in the presence of visiting Vietnamese ...

Chhay Channyda

Vietnam’s investment skyrockets

Political instability has done little to dampen Vietnam’s appetite for investment in Cambodia, the latest figures revealed yesterday by Prime Minister Hun Sen show. Last year, Vietnamese investment reached $302 million, up 250 per cent from $86 million in 2012, according to the prime minister, who ...

Hor Kimsay and Daniel de Carteret

Cambodian PM encourages local businesses to invest in his country

PM Hun Sen made the statement at a meeting with Vietnamese investors in Ha Noi yesterday, which also included Viet Nam’s Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Cambodian Deputy PM cum Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hor Nam Hong. Hun Sen praised Vietnamese businesses, ...

Saigon GP Daily

Cambodian PM to visit Vietnam to boost bilateral ties

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will pay a three-day official visit to Vietnam from Dec. 26 in order to further enhance ties and cooperation between the two neighbors, according to a news statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday. The visit plan came at ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Vietnam Plans to Add Border Gates Along Border With Cambodia

Vietnam plans to build 13 new border gates along the boundary line with Cambodia to help boost trade that has already been growing between the two Southeast Asian nations. Vietnam and Cambodia will work out plans to add 13 new border gates over the next seven ...

Nguyen Pham Muoi

Trade with Vietnam increases

A pledge in mid-June by Cambodia and Vietnam to increase bilateral trade by more than US$2.5 billion by 2015 may lead to decreased trade with Thailand, market analysts have said. The pledge made by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung ...

NGOs Send Letters to Prime Ministers to Halt Dam Project

Two environmental organizations sent letters to Prime Minister Hun Sen and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Friday appealing for them to halt the planned construction of the Lower Sesan 2 Dam in Stung Treng province. The Sesan 2, a Vietnamese-funded hydropower project, will cause ...

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