Bangladesh FM To Visit Cambodia Next Week
Phnom Penh, December 22, 2010 AKP -- Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, H.E. Dr. Dipu Moni, MP, will lead a delegation to pay an official visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia on Dec. 27-28, at the invitation of her Cambodian counterpart H.E. Hor Namhong.
During her stay in Cambodia, H.E. Dr. Dipu Moni, MP will be received in a royal audience by His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, at the Royal Palace, said a press release of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation dated today.
The Bangladesh foreign minister will pay a courtesy call on Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia. She will further hold a bilateral talk with her Cambodian counterpart H.E. Hor Namhong and also meet with Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries H.E. Chan Sarun.
Besides, H.E. Dr. Dipu Moni, MP, will visit Angkor temples in Siem Reap province, said the press release. --AKP
Cambodia, Canada Discuss Steps to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation
Phnom Penh, December 22, 2010 AKP -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers H.E. Sok An received here on Dec. 21 Ambassador of Canada to Cambodia H.E. Ron Hoffmann to discuss matters related to strengthening bilateral cooperation between Cambodia and Canada.
At the meeting, H.E. Ron Hoffmann, who is based in Bangkok, said that the cooperation between Canada and Cambodia has been good, but Canada’s investment and business in Cambodia were still at a low level, according to the Press and Quick Reaction Unit of the Council of Ministers.
The Canadian ambassador added that in February 2011, he will lead a business delegation of around 20 companies, which are dealing with energy, mine and engineering sectors, to visit Cambodia in order to study the investment opportunities in the country.
H.E. Ron Hoffmann also appreciated the rapid development in Cambodia, and said that Canada will continue to support land registration work in Cambodia, along with the World Bank if the royal government agrees.
Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Sok An welcomed Canada’s aid and investment, and in particular Canadian tourists. He highlighted that the royal government, under the leadership of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, has fully supported all investment plans. In addition, the royal government has been carrying out various reforms, namely administrative and judicial reforms. Most importantly, the royal government has promulgated the Anti-Corruption Law and established the Anti-Corruption Unit in order to ensure better governance and public service to the people. Regarding the land registration work, H.E. Sok An told the Canadian ambassador to directly contact the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction.
The deputy prime minister also informed the Canadian ambassador that what he and the Cambodian people could never forget is the historic day of July 7, 2008, when the Temple of Preah Vihear was inscribed on the World Heritage List in Quebec, Canada. --AKP
New Brazilian Ambassador Meets Cambodian Foreign Affairs’ Official
Phnom Penh, December 22, 2010 AKP -- Secretary of State H.E. Ouch Borith of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation met here on Dec. 20 with new Brazilian Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Paulo Cesar Meira de Vasconcellos.
The discussion particularly focused on the promotion of the ties of friendship and the multiform cooperation between the two countries, H.E. Ouch Borith told reporters following the meeting.
The two counties agreed to promote the cooperation on the visa exemption and agriculture, mainly rice crop and sugar cane plantation, he said.
Brazilian government prepared to grant scholarships in tourism to Cambodian students to study in the University of Tourism of Brazil, he said, but they have to study Portuguese for one year before taking tourism skills.
The two nations also agreed to support each other on the international arena.
Cambodia desired to apply for a candidacy for a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2013-2014, the election of which will be held in 2012. --AKP
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Cambodia, Russia Sign Information Cooperation Agreement
Phnom Penh, December 22, 2010 AKP -- The Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP) and Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reached here this morning an agreement on information cooperation.
The Information Cooperation Agreement was signed by Secretary of State at the Ministry of Information in charge of AKP H.E. Hor Sopheap and visiting ITAR-TASS Deputy Director General H.E. Alexander Klein under the witness of Information Minister H.E. Khieu Kanharith and Russian Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Alexander Ignatov.
At the signing ceremony, both the Information minister and the Russian ambassador shared the same idea that the agreement will help increase mutual understanding between the two peoples.
Earlier before the signing ceremony, there was a bilateral meeting between AKP and ITAR-TASS. Both sides briefed each other on the history, the structure and the work of their news agencies. They also agreed to exchange news articles in English and in French through different communication modes. --AKP
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Japan Donates Mine Clearance Equipment to CMAC
Phnom Penh, December 22, 2010 AKP -- The Japanese government has provided mine clearance equipment to Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC).
The handover ceremony was held on Dec. 21 in Battambang province under the presidency of H.E. Prak Sokhon, delegate minister attached to the prime minister and vice chairman of the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA), H.E. Prach Chan, governor of Battambang and H.E. Kuroki Masafumi, Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia.
Speaking at the ceremony, CMAC Director General H.E. Heng Ratana expressed profound gratitude to the Japanese government and people for their valuable assistance to Cambodia.
This is the 6th assistance from Japan to Cambodia, as part of the US$122-million Peace Building Project signed by Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Hor Namhong and Japanese Ambassador H.E. Kuroki Masafumi on Nov. 25, 2009. --AKP
Embassy of Malaysia in Phnom Penh Relocated
Phnom Penh, December 22, 2010 AKP -- The Embassy of Malaysia in Phnom Penh has been relocated to its new complex near the Embassies of Japan and Thailand.
According to a diplomatic note of the Malaysian Embassy sent to the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the details of the new complex are as follows:
New address : Embassy of Malaysia
No. 220-222, Norodom Blvd, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamcarmon, Phnom Penh
Telephone : 023 216 176/177
Fax : 023 726 101
Email : email@example.com