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Cambodian diplomat wins international role

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CPP diplomat Hor Namhong was yesterday approved as vice-president of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties following his nomination over the weekend in Seoul, South Korea.

A statement from the ruling party said Mr Namhong had raised the status of the CPP and contributed to improving its standing on the international stage.

The International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) was launched in the Philippines in 2000 and includes representatives of more than 350 parties in 52 countries.

It is intended to promote collaboration between parties from Asian countries, enhance mutual understanding and trust, and promote regional cooperation.

Mr Namhong was approved as vice president at the 28th ICAPP standing committee meeting in Seoul over the weekend, while two deputy chairmen were elected from the Communist Party of China and the Muslim League of Pakistan.

Mr Namhong will also represent Asia as co-chairman of the Asia-Europe Political Forum.

Huy Vannak, president of the Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia, was meanwhile elected as deputy chairman of ICAPP’s Media Forum Bureau, with representatives from the Philippines and the Republic of Korea as co-chairmen.

“This is an opportunity for Cambodian journalists to raise their flag in forums in Asia and Europe,” Mr Vannak said.

“It’s also an opportunity to share a vision to build freedom and the rights of journalists and expand cooperation at local and region level.”

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