ASEAN cooperation arrangements and APEC are important international assets. They contribute significantly to shared prosperity and political security in the Asia Pacific by building pillars for trade liberalisation, investment, the movement of people and — most importantly — political certainty and trust.
US President Donald Trump is no fan of the G20. His extreme views and unreasonable demands mean G20 meetings have quickly become the ‘G19 versus one’.
The weekend’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby was one of open disagreement.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has blasted the United States for interfering in Cambodian affairs in front of its president Donald Trump.
Cambodia is ready to take full advantage of agreements between Asean and Hong Kong.
Russia pledges to aid Cambodia with next year’s national election, including financial aid and sending observers.
The US and Vietnamese presidents underscore the importance of access to South China Sea.
The ‘Lady Gaga’ of Vietnam is locked in her home by plainclothes police after flashing a sign reading “Piss on you Trump”.
The leaders of Cambodia and Vietnam pledge to complete border demarcation.
Hong Kong and Southeast Asian nations sign a free trade deal.
Prime Minister Hun Sen will call on APEC to accept Cambodia as a member when he attends the informal dialogue between APEC and Asean leaders in Vietnam.
Cambodia should consider submitting an application for membership into the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, as participating in the annual economic forum would translate into enhanced business and trade opportunities.
Ministers from Asia-Pacific countries end their meeting with a “very good outcome”, despite differing views on trade and protectionism.
The world economic order is under stress due to widening inequality, climate change, disruptive technology, rising protectionism, transactional politics and populist politics.