Asean leaders have adopted the Indo Pacific Outlook at the 34th Asean Summit in Bangkok this month to show their unity and centrality to claim Asean leadership and ownership in shaping regional architecture.
The role of the Asean members of Parliament in community building is increasingly vital, particularly in connecting Asean with the people and empowering them in transforming this regional organisation into a truly people-centered regional community.
The Asean leaders are to gather in Bangkok this weekend for the 34th Asean Summit. Under the theme “Advancing Partnership for Sustainable Development”.
The three days Asia Media Summit which ends today, was a forum for some 600 delegates from 42 countries deliberated mostly on combatting disinformation, including fake news, how to adapt to digital revolution, envisioning the media in the 4th Industrial Revolution and media credibility.
Globalisation is under siege. Multilateralism is under threat due to rising protectionism and unilateralism, mainly in the US. It is a world in flux- full of uncertainty, unpredictability and turbulence.
Last week, the Garment Manufacturer’s Association of Cambodia (GMAC), said that a full withdrawal of the Kingdom’s everything-but arms trade status is unlikely.
Cambodia has suffered from the widespread public perception both at home and abroad of being a vassal or client state of China. Such wrong perception was driven by some Western media and exacerbated by the opposition leaders.
At the beginning of the previous mandate from 2013 to 2018, Prime Minister Hun Sen delivered a five-hour speech to his new cabinet lineup, in which he made it crystal clear that reform was the main agenda.
The World Bank’s latest report shows that the estimated growth rate for Cambodia in 2018 was 7.5 percent- it was the highest growth in the past four years.
The reheating allegations on possible Chinese naval base in Koh Kong province, Cambodia, is nothing but a warmongering prophecy.
The recalcitrant opposition’s repeated call on the military to partake in the regime change aims to divide and destabilize the country. It is necessary for the government to take strict measures to prevent the potential emergence of “watermelon” soldiers.
The recent statement by China’s Wang Huning, a member of the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party, that China would find ways to help Cambodia to mitigate the risks deriving from the removal of Everything-but-Arms (EBA), was certainly a welcome piece of news.
Recent media statements by the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) stated that is contemplating bringing the EBA Rice Safeguard complaint to WTO or any higher institutions in Europe.
I want to congratulate all students in Cambodia who have received offers of admission from one of the over 4,700 accredited institutions
Cambodia’s economy has shown a certain degree of resilience and tenacity in maintaining growth despite facing various political challenges from within and outside. Economic performance and output are the main sources of regime legitimacy.
More than 25 political parties from Asia gathered in Colombo last weekend to exchange views on international and regional issues, with a focus on the implications of and a policy to address the issue of an increasing ageing population in Asia.
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious international cooperation and connectivity project initiated by China in 2013. Cambodia is one of the staunchest supporters of the initiative with the expectation that BRI will contribute to peace and shared prosperity.
Last week, there were two significant events in Cambodia that may have slipped the attention of observers.
Foreign Minister issues a statement for the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation week.
5G technology is one of the key tools for Cambodia to realise the ambition to leapfrog its economic structure to a knowledge-based and innovation-driven economy.
President Moon Jae-inn is paying a state visit to Cambodia today after his trip to Brunei and Malaysia.
At the annual conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation last week, Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn criticised the EU for exercising “double standards” and treating Cambodia unfairly.
As some regional observers had expected, the Hanoi Summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump failed to issue a joint statement.
General-Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, started a two-day state visit to Cambodia yesterday with the aim to further enhance the traditional friendship and strategic partnership between two nations.
Within the context of looming economic pressures from the European Union and possibly also from the United States, some news analysts and observers have drawn a quick conclusion that Cambodia’s economy is bound to collapse.
According to the Constitution, Cambodia has three-NO foreign policies: no foreign interference, no treaty alliance, and no foreign military bases. Cambodia’s foreign policy has been consistent and firm with regards to its independence, sovereignty and neutrality.
The 27th Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) was successfully concluded last week in Siem Reap, the historical and cultural city of Cambodia, with a joint communiqué calling for enhanced regional partnership for peace and sustainable development.
There are many kinds of politicians. Those who label themselves as patriots, those who brand themselves as nationalists, liberal democrats, political mavericks, or as sheer egoists – more concerned about themselves rather than the people they are purported to serve.
Cambodia and her people, under the wise leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen, are ready to chair the official launch of the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) tomorrow in Siem Reap, the home of Angkor.
The Everything But Arms (EBA) initiative is a unilateral preferential treatment offered by the EU to least developed economies with the aim of helping them develop their economy and reduce poverty.