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Four Cambodian river cruise vessels denied docking in Vietnam

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered his officials to intervene in helping four Cambodian river cruise vessels which are stuck at Vietnam’s water border as its authorities denied their docking due to fear of a COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/702304/four-cambodian-river-cruise-vessels-denied-docking-in-vietnam/

Agreement signed with Vietnam

Cambodia and Vietnam have signed a 2020 cooperation plan to continue efforts to stop cross-border crimes and increase security cooperation. Minister of Interior Sar Kheng signed the agreement with Vietnamese Minister of Public Security To Lam during a visit to Vietnam over the weekend. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/agreement-signed-vietnam

Cambodia and Vietnam sign five-year defence pact

Cambodia and Vietnam have signed a pact to continue defence cooperation over the next five years, including in ensuring security and safety in border areas. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50673092/cambodia-and-vietnam-sign-five-year-defence-pact

Kingdom seeks Vietnam’s help to curb timber trade

Cambodia is seeking Vietnam’s help to curb timber smuggling and crack down on forestry crimes along shared borders. National Assembly Foreign Affairs commission chairman Chheang Vun made the request to his Vietnamese counterpart during a two-day conference of parliamentarians from Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos in ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50635603/kingdom-seeks-vietnams-help-to-curb-timber-trade/

Illegal logging denied in Mondulkiri province

The Mondulkiri agriculture department yesterday denied claims by an environmental activist that it allowed two private firms to transport timber to Vietnam. Activist Heng Sros, 24, from the Cambodian Human Rights Task Force, yesterday said that the private companies received permission to transport high quality ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50576716/illegal-logging-denied-in-mondulkiri-province/

EU-Vietnam timber deal discussed

Cambodian and Vietnamese officials on Monday began a five-day conference to discuss timber trade management, including an incoming trade deal between Vietnam and the European Union that has been decried by environmentalists. ...

aing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50543866/eu-vietnam-timber-deal-discussed/

Cambodia accused Vietnam of systematic logging fraud

Cambodia has asked Interpol to investigate its allegations that Vietnam has repeatedly and knowingly accepted fraudulent permits for endangered luxury timber that is illegally logged across the border. ...

David Boyle
https://www.voanews.com/a/cambodia-logging-vietnam/4595854.html

Cambodia eyes $5 bn mark in trade with VN

The bilateral trade volume between Vietnam and Cambodia continued to grow during the first seven months of this year, prolonging an increase after three years of declines that ended in 2016. ...

The Phnom Penh Post
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/asean-plus/30354719

Embassies repatriate 55 workers from three countries

Cambodian embassies have recently repatriated 55 Cambodian nationals who went to China, Malaysia and Vietnam to find work illegally or were duped into forced marriages. Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Ket Sophann yesterday said that the embassy in China repatriated two women who were duped into ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50534019/embassies-repatriate-55-workers-from-three-countries/

Cambodia, Vietnam to boost border trade

Cambodia and Vietnam have agreed to boost their bilateral trade figures to $5 billion with the acceleration of a border trade agreement following an increase in trade volume between both countries. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533723/cambodia-vietnam-to-boost-border-trade/

Thailand seeks formation of cassava bloc

Thailand wants to form a coalition with Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, all cassava-producing nations, to guarantee a stable price for the commodity and avoid future price wars, according to an article published yesterday in the Bangkok Post. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50503128/thailand-seeks-formation-of-cassava-bloc/

Smuggled croc skins seized

Takeo provincial military police yesterday seized 3,900 kilos of dried crocodile hides being smuggled into the country from Vietnam. Major Bun Sothy, Takeo provincial military police deputy commander, said the crocodile skins, worth about $24,000, were being smuggled into Koh Andet district from Vietnam’s An Giang ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50111833/smuggled-croc-skins-seized/

New rail link with Vietnam on the cards

Plans for a railway line connecting Bavet city in Svay Rieng province to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city were revealed this week by the Minister of Transport. During a meeting with Nguyen Nhat, Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Transport, Cambodian Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said both governments ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50107086/new-rail-link-vietnam-cards/

Rise in timber exports to Vietnam

The value of logs and sawn wood exported from Cambodia to Vietnam last year increased by about $31.5 million compared to 2016, customs data has shown. The Vietnamese data, obtained by Khmer Times yesterday, said about 163,071 cubic metres of Cambodian logs were imported to the ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50107116/rise-timber-exports-vietnam/

More than 1,700 ethnic Vietnamese families’ documents taken

The process of revoking documents from ethnic Vietnamese people, many of whom have been living in Cambodia for generations, is halfway complete in Kampong Chhnang province, according to the provincial director of immigration. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-1700-ethnic-vietnamese-families-documents-taken

Illegal imports hogging local market for pigs, say farmers

Cambodian pig farmers are facing a mounting crisis as the price of pigs has continued to plummet, with many blaming local officials for allowing Vietnam to illegally import pigs across the border, representatives from a farmers association said at a press conference yesterday. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/illegal-imports-hogging-local-market-pigs-say-farmers

Vietnam timber smugglers given jail sentence

Seven Vietnamese nationals who are tied to a timber smuggling ring along with top Mondulkiri provincial officials were sentenced to one year in prison yesterday. ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vietnam-timber-smugglers-given-jail-sentence

Vietnam to aid border drugs battle

Cambodia and Vietnam vowed to boost cooperation to prevent cross-border drug trafficking during the nations’ annual meeting yesterday. Lieutenant General Mak Chito, deputy National Police commissioner in charge of drug crimes, and Ngo Thai Dung, director of Drug Crime Prevention at the Vietnamese Defence Ministry, met ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5080575/vietnam-aid-border-drugs-battle/

Vietnamese immigrants get arrested

Immigration police arrested 22 Vietnamese nationals illegally living and working in Phnom Penh yesterday, an Interior Ministry official said. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079466/vietnamese-immigrants-get-arrested/

Ministry disputes illegal logging report

The Ministry of Environment has disputed an environmental NGO report that large-scale illegal logging continues unabated, with large quantities of timber being transported to Vietnam. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5078976/ministry-disputes-illegal-logging-report/

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