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PM calls on US to revise law

Prime Minister Hun Sen on April 27 defended himself from critics who claim the massive flow of workers leaving the country is indicative of a lack of development at home, and sought to clarify any misunderstanding on Cambodia’s recent request to amend a repatriation agreement with ...

No immediate plan to change returnee policy

Despite the Foreign Ministry reiterating its request to suspend and renegotiate its repatriation agreement with the US – which allows for the deportation of Cambodians with criminal convictions living in the States back to the Kingdom – the timetable for such a plan remains uncertain. ...

ASEAN-China talks set for Cambodia

Cambodia will host the 20th ASEAN-China meeting aimed at boosting further discussions on the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea which could lead to finalizing the framework of the Code of Conduct. The two-day meeting of the joint working group on ...

Australia praises Cambodia on refugees

An Australian government minister on March 16 praised Cambodia for taking in refugees from the island nation of Nauru, according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry. Mr. Sounry spoke to the media after private talks between Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and Australia’s International Development Minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells. He ...

Cambodia, Vietnam build ties

Cambodia and Vietnam have vowed to build closer ties and improve border trade after three days of closed-door meetings. Chum Sounry, the spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry, said officials from the two countries spent time discussing how to work together on agriculture, education, culture, energy, ...

Help clear mines, Canada urged

Cambodia has asked Canada to consider resuming aid for demining. Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn made the request when he met Canadian ambassador Donica Pottie, who is based in Bangkok, at the Foreign Ministry on February 16. Canada’s development aid for Cambodia, including assistance on demining, ended ...

Cambodia seeks demining aid

Cambodia has asked Belgium to help it get rid of wartime mines and unexploded ordnance, still a cause of injuries and deaths. Ouch Borith, a secretary of state at the Foreign Ministry, spoke of the request after Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn met Belgian Ambassador to ...

South Korea offers loan to Cambodia

South Korea has agreed to provide more than $400 million in loans to Cambodia for infrastructure and health development. Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and South Korean ambassador Kim Weon-jin signed two agreements at a ceremony on January 31 outlining loans that will be dispersed to ...

Foreign ministers move to enhance, deepen friendly Laos-Cambodia relations

Lao and Cambodian governments are looking toward to steps in furthering bilateral cooperation and further deepening friendly relations following an exchange visits by high-ranking delegations. Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith and his delegation paid official visited to Cambodia from January 24-25 in ...

Laos urges infrastructure development in Mekong Basin countries

Laos has suggested that cooperation between the Mekong Basin countries and China focus on the development of infrastructure for improved connectivity and to bolster commercial production. The proposal was made by the Lao delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith at the ...

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