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EU team to arrive for EBA talks

An Eu delegation is set to arrive in Phnom Penh next week for a two-day official visit to discuss the process for withdrawing Cambodia’s access to its preferential ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) agreement, officials said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, analysts have called on the EU to ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-team-arrive-eba-talks

Foreign Affairs Minister lays out core foreign policy values

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Monday outlined the four core foreign policy values that Cambodia is focusing on in the current global context. Deputy Prime Minister Prak Sokhonn was talking to some 1,200 university students at the National Institute of Education ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreign-affairs-minister-lays-out-core-foreign-policy-values

Japan aid totals $135 million

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Wednesday said the Japanese government had provided the Kingdom with $134.38 million in aid packages in the past 12 months – $19.42 million in grants and the remaining $114.96 million in loans. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-aid-totals-135-million

LMC gives $7M in funds to government for 19 projects

The Cambodian government on Thursday received $7.66 million from the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Special Fund 2018 to implement 19 projects. Initiated by the Chinese government during the first LMC Leaders’ meeting in China’s Hainan province in March 2016, the LMC Special Fund aims to support ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lmc-gives-7m-funds-government-19-projects

Government calls on NGOs to avoid activities linked to crime

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Tuesday called on all foreign NGOs to avoid at all costs activities which could be associated or linked to money laundering, financing of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. He said ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/government-calls-ngos-avoid-activities-linked-crime

Deputy PM Prak Sokhonn holds Australia bilateral cooperation talks

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn met with Australian Senate president Scott Ryan on Saturday to discuss bilateral cooperation between the two nations. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ket Sophann could not be reached for comment on Sunday, ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deputy-pm-prak-sokhonn-holds-australia-bilateral-cooperation-talks

Minister to lead Asean delegation

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn is set to lead a delegation to attend the Asean Foreign Minister’s Retreat (AMM Retreat) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Thursday and Friday. The planned visit follows an invitation from his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai, said ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-lead-asean-delegation

PM departs on European tour

Prime Minister Hun Sen has left for his European tour, which will include attending an Asia-Europe meeting organised by the EU. Departing at 12:20am, he will lead a delegation at the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, Belgium. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-departs-european-tour

Ministry says Japan’s concerns misplaced

Following a meeting in which a Japanese emissary urged the government to open negotiations with the now-dissolved opposition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs suggested Japan’s concerns were based on a “misunderstanding” and said Cambodia is too small to fight against an alleged “strong propaganda machine”. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-says-japans-concerns-misplaced

Japan pledges $7.5 million for Cambodian elections despite legitimacy concerns

Amid widespread international condemnation of Cambodia’s upcoming elections, Japan pledged an additional $7.5 million worth of equipment for the July polls this morning. The grant, signed by Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Japanese Ambassador Hidehisa Horinouchi, will provide “ballot boxes as well as other ...

Mech Dara and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-pledges-75-million-cambodian-elections-despite-legitimacy-concerns

Cambodia and Vietnam to boost ties

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn yesterday met with newly appointed Vietnamese ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh to discuss boosting ties between the two nations. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108459/cambodia-vietnam-boost-ties/

Foreign Minister hopes trip to Indonesia will boost relations

Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn will travel to Indonesia for a three-day goodwill visit to boost bilateral ties between the two countries from tomorrow until Saturday, according to a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50105501/foreign-minister-hopes-trip-to-indonesia-will-boost-relations/

Foreign minister lashes out at US over Khmer Rouge ‘support’

Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on Sunday criticised the United States government for allegedly failing to recognise Khmer Rouge-perpetrated genocide until recently, accusing the US of suppressing criticism of the Pol Pot regime. ...

Mech Dara and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/foreign-minister-lashes-out-us-over-khmer-rouge-support

China to provide funds of $7 million

China will provide Cambodia with more than $7 million today to implement a variety of projects across the kingdom through the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Special Fund. Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo will sign the agreement at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097272/china-provide-funds-7-million/

Japan grants cash for teacher schools

Japan has granted about $28 million in aid for the construction of teacher education colleges in the kingdom. The signing ceremony took place yesterday at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097270/japan-grants-cash-teacher-schools/

EU agrees to observe election

Cambodia has asked the European Union to send observers to monitor next year’s general election. Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry announced the move to the media yesterday after a meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Werner Langen, head of a delegation from ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5088386/eu-agrees-observe-election/

Japan promises to support 2018 polls

Japan has pledged to continue providing aid to Cambodia, including support to prepare for the general election next year. Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn yesterday met with Iwao Horii, the Japanese vice-minister of foreign affairs. ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5088011/japan-promises-support-2018-polls/

Non-aligned? Cambodia is neutral: Sokhonn

The minister of foreign affairs maintained yesterday that Cambodia is not allied with China, stating that the Kingdom is “neutral”, despite an apparent diplomatic shift towards the nascent superpower and away from the West. Minister Prak Sokhonn told a crowd of over 200 students at the ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/non-aligned-cambodia-neutral-sokhonn

US wants deportations to continue, foreign minister says

The U.S. has told Cambodia to continue accepting Cambodian citizens deported from the U.S., despite repeated requests to renegotiate a repatriation agreement between the two countries, Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said on Monday. ...

Chhorn Phearun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/us-wants-deportations-to-continue-foreign-minister-says-129266/

Rights must improve: UN

The UN’s special rapporteur for human rights yesterday told Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn that Cambodia is the top ranking country in terms of freedom of expression in the Asean region, but must improve in other areas of human rights which have been raised by the ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30914/rights-must-improve--un/

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