National government

Ministries and other national bodies

New minister of agriculture and forestry appointed

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Phet Phomphiphak has been appointed Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, replacing Mr Vilayvanh Phomkhe, as approved by the government. A ceremony to hand over the position took place at the ministry on 24 August, attended by Deputy Prime Minister ...

Kazakhstan President’s Special Envoy visits Cambodia, Laos

Kazakhstan’s Special Envoy of the President and Deputy Foreign Minister Askar Mussinov visited Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries Cambodia and Laos 12-13 August in the framework of promoting his country’s bid to secure a seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security ...

Thai, Vietnam cabinets to meet for third time

The third joint-Cabinet meeting between Thailand and Vietnam will be held in Bangkok next week when Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung leads his ministers to the Kingdom. The meetings were initiated in 2004 to forge closer ties between the two governments, as the nations became ...

Thailand puts $1 billion Chinese submarines purchase on hold

Thailand has put on hold the purchase of submarines from China, the Thai defence minister said on Wednesday, raising questions about its commitment to acquiring its first such vessels. Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said this month the navy had approved a 36 billion baht ($1.06 billion) ...

Laos: Officials discuss national food and nutrition security

Stakeholders from the government, development partners, civil society organisations and the private sector gathered on 10 July to discuss and exchange information on food and nutrition security in Laos. Meeting at the Policy Dialogue on Food and Nutrition Security and the Asean Integrated Food Security Framework in ...

Cambodian Foreign Minister embarks on visit to Thailand

Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong left 10 July for a three-day visit to Thailand to further enhance ties and cooperation between the two neighboring nations. Namhong, who is also a deputy prime minister, is accompanied by Var Kimhong, senior minister in charge of Border Affairs, and Culture ...

Thailand and Laos discuss anti-human trafficking campaign

Thai and international agencies have convened a meeting to discuss ways to bolster efforts against human trafficking along the border.    The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security’s Anti-Human Trafficking Division, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the non-governmental organisation Alliance Anti-Trafic met to discuss ...

Why is a big Cambodia military delegation in China?

On July 8, Defense Minister Tea Banh left Cambodia with a large, high-powered delegation of 23 high-ranking military and security officials for a five-day trip to China. While both sides have insisted that the visit is a routine one, recent events, as well as the ...

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