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CHRC highlights outcome of mission in Russia

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) today issued a statement highlighting the outcome of the three-day visit in Russia where a memorandum of understanding on the cooperation in the field of human rights between the two countries was inked.​ ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672564/chrc-highlights-outcome-of-mission-in-russia

Kingdom in talks with Russia for nuclear science

Cambodian and Russian experts yesterday concluded discussions on the possibility of constructing and establishing a Nuclear Science and Technology Centre in the Kingdom.​ The discussion, which was held in Siem Reap province over two days, took place at the 3rd meeting of a Cambodia-Russia joint ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664303/kingdom-in-talks-with-russia-for-nuclear-science/

Russia converts debt to investment

Russia has agreed to recategorise Cambodia’s outstanding $1.5 billion debt as an investment, pledging to provide more aid to the Kingdom next year. Prime Minister Hun Sen met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Brussels on Thursday. Mr Hun Sen had asked Russia to ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50542729/russia-converts-debt-to-investment/

Russia to send observers to Cambodia’s 2018 election, agrees to discuss debt

Russia will send observers to the Kingdom for the upcoming national elections and has pledged to sit down to discuss Cambodia’s outstanding debt, a move that analysts yesterday saw as a sign of solidarity between two governments increasingly out of favour with the West. ...

Soth Koemsoeun and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/russia-send-observers-cambodias-2018-election-agrees-discuss-debt

Russia-Cambodia body mooted

The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has suggested that Russia set up the Russia-Cambodia Investor Council to pave the way for the private sector in both countries to be engaged with each other. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079877/russia-cambodia-body-mooted/

Nuclear aid from Moscow takes shape

Russia has announced a wide range of measures to help establish an information center in Phnom Penh as part of Cambodia’s development of nuclear energy. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37692/nuclear-aid-from-moscow-takes-shape/

Kingdom a warm respite for Russia

Increasingly hurt by sanctions and frozen out by the West over its meddling in Ukraine, Syria and the recent US presidential election, Russia is seeking to pivot to Asia and establishing a beachhead in a decidedly warmer locale – Cambodia. ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-warm-respite-russia

Mango exporter targets Hungary and Russia

Mong Reththy Group, an agro-industrial conglomerate that invested heavily in the mango sector, is expanding markets for exports to Russia and Hungary. Group president Mong Reththy said the new markets will increase group exports from Cambodia to 5,000 metric tons a year. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36314/mango-exporter-targets-hungary-and-russia/

Cambodia, Russia continue discussing nuclear energy plans

A November pact with Russia that first raised the possibility of nuclear energy in Cambodia is still being quietly pursued. Next week will see the second meeting of a Ministry of Interior working group dedicated to coordinating cooperation with the Vladimir Putin-led government in the realm ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-russia-continue-discussing-nuclear-energy-plans

Seafood, tourism, rice top Russia’s trading wish list

Russia is looking to up its investment in agricultural products, mainly rice and seafood, and the tourism sector in the Kingdom, after Russian Minister for Communications and Mass Media Nikolay Nikiforov met with Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol last week.  ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/seafood-tourism-rice-top-russias-trading-wish-list

Russian tried over cocaine allegations

A Russian woman accused of smuggling five kilograms of liquid cocaine from Brazil to Cambodia was tried on Friday morning at Phnom Penh Municipal Court. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/russian-tried-over-cocaine-allegations

Extradition pact sees next steps

The Ministry of Justice has established a working group to examine a draft extradition treaty with Russia, the latest step in a process that could ultimately see prominent fugitives deported, a ministry spokesman said yesterday. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/extradition-pact-sees-next-steps

Cambodian PM meets with Russian counterpart during ASEAN Summit

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met for the first time with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of the 25th ASEAN Summit in Myanmar on Thursday, and both leaders vowed to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation, a Cambodian senior official said. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-11/14/c_133789745.htm

New airline begins domestic flights in Cambodia

Apsara International Air, jointly owned by Chinese and Cambodian investors, on Wednesday started to operate daily domestic flights from the Cambodian capital to the tourist resort of Siem Reap. The airline operates with an Airbus-320 aircraft. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-10/08/c_133699903.htm

Russia pledges duty-free trade

Russia is set to approve duty- and quota-free imports for up to 3,000 Cambodian agricultural products, according to local government officials. A statement issued by Cambodia’s Ministry of Commerce on Friday states that Russia’s Minister for Economic Development, Alexey Ulyukaev, agreed in principal to increase the ...

Chan Muyhong and Charles Rollet
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/russia-pledges-duty-free-trade

Chinese tourists to Cambodia's Angkor heritage site up 17 pct in first half

The number of Chinese visitors to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple, one of the World Heritage Sites, has reached 161,700 in the first six months of this year, a 17 percent rise over the same period last year, an official data showed Friday. The data from the ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/travel/2014-08/01/c_133524492.htm

Asian parliamentarians meet in Cambodia to enhance ties

Members of Parliaments (MPs) of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) gathered here on Tuesday to promote ties and draft internal regulations to strengthen APA Secretariat. Leng Penglong, Secretary General of the National Assembly of Cambodia, said the two-day meeting is participated by 29 MPs from Bahrain, ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140624/asian-parliamentarians-meet-cambodia-enhance-ties

Cambodia sees big jump in construction investment in first quarter

Cambodia’s construction sector received a total investment of 851 million U.S. dollars in the first three months of 2014, up 311 percent compared with 207 million U.S. dollars over the same period last year, the official figures showed Thursday. During the January-March period this year, the ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=219820

As free man, Polonsky plans tourism mecca

Sergei Polonsky, a Russian fugitive and former billionaire real estate magnate who was recently released from prison in Cambodia, has grand plans for a string of islands off the coast of Sihanoukville. Less than a month after the Supreme Court refused to extradite him to Russia ...

Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/as-free-man-polonsky-plans-tourism-mecca-58726/

Tea Banh denies supporting Russia

Minister of Defence Tea Banh yesterday denied allegations that Cambodia supported Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Local media reported yesterday that during a meeting with the defence minister on Monday, Russian Ambassador Dmitry Tsvetkov thanked the Kingdom for supporting Moscow in the recent secession crisis in Ukraine ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tea-banh-denies-supporting-russia

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