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Ecuador, Cambodia Sign Antiquities Agreement

Government officials yesterday met with representatives from the Republic of Ecuador to discuss ways to improve economic and political ties between the two countries, Foreign Ministry Secretary of State Ouch Borith said. The two countries also signed a memorandum of understanding to protect Cambodian artifacts ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Hero of clean water Ek Sokchan Retired

Mr. Ek Sokchan, head of Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority on June 30 retired from his position and he has been appointed as the secretary of state for Ministry for Industry, Mine and Energy. ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

European Union Grants $54 Million to Cambodia

The European Union yesterday pledged to support Cambodia with three grants totaling $54 million, including one payment to help bolster the country’s ability to organize its public finances, officials announced at a press conference in Phnom Penh. “The E.U. will continue to support Cambodia with ...

President Obama Expected to Attend Summit in Phnom Penh

A senior White House official has again indicated that U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to attend the East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh in November. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell reiterated Mr. Obama’s plans to attend the ...

More NGOs Scrutinised

International NGO Bridges Across Borders and umbrella group NGO Forum met yesterday morning with officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who accused both of making “false” and “unfair” claims to the Asian Development Bank about the death of two children relocated by a railway ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011081951151/National-news/more-ngos-scrutinised.html

Minister urges ties with Asian nations

Cambodia must further integrate with its East Asian neighbours for future economic development, said Minister of Economy and Finance Keat Chhon. The financial crisis highlighted the need to diversify production, and Asia’s markets are ripe for increased Cambodian exports, he said. Speaking at the 7th ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080150774/Business/minister-urges-ties-with-asian-nations.html

Cambodia, N Korea Look to Forge Trade Ties

North Korea and Cambodia have attempting to increase trade between the two nations with Cambodia exporting rice and North Korea exporting knowledge. North Korea is set to share its knowledge of small scale hydropower and mining expertise in exchange for rice, beans and corn imports. ...

Officials Fear Collapse of Riverside Buildings

Ministry of Land Management officials have said that colonial-era buildings along Phnom Penh’s riverside could collapse as a result of damage received from construction next door. The buildings along the Sisowath Quay could be in an even more perilous position as a result of the ...

North Koreans talk rice

North Korea aims to import rice from Cambodia, as well as explore for mineral resources, officials said yesterday. High-ranking officials from Pyongyang met with their Cambodian counterparts in Phnom Penh yesterday, signing agreements on economic and trade cooperation.The two countries had signed seven cooperation agreements beginning ...

(By Vong Sohkeng, pg. 7)
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072850685/Business/north-koreans-talk-rice.html

Clinton calls for pause on dams

Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, has called for a “pause” on construction of hydroelectric dams along the Mekong River. She is urging time and consideration for all who would be affected by the dams, with 11 planned for the Lower Mekong, nine of which ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072550605/National-news/clinton-calls-for-pause-on-dams.html

Embassy Sought Hillary Clinton’s Visit for 60th Anniversary

US Diplomatic Cables released by WikiLeaks show that the US Embassy in Phnom Penh sought the presence of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the USA and Cambodia. Ms. Clinton did not attend the celebration but rather visited ...

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