44 Malayan Box Turtles To Be Released Into Forest

date_range 22-Feb-2024
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Phnom Penh, February 17, 2024 -- At least 44 Malayan box turtles will be released in the protected forest in Cambodia to contribute to restoring the ecosystem in the area.The plan was shared in a news release issued on Feb. 15 by the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB).ACCB, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has been working on a conservation breeding programme for endangered turtle species, including Malayan box turtles.Some of their offspring, hatched and reared, have reached a size suitable for introduction to the protected forest, added the release.A joint technical team conducted health assessments of the 44 Malayan box turtles to make sure only those who were healthy would be released.The Malayan box turtle pilot reintroduction is a collaborative project with the Ministry of Environment, the Fisheries Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, ACCB, and WCS, with support from the Alan and Patricia Koval Foundation and Allwetterzoo Munster.

Australia Builds Capacity Of Young Water Engineers For Sustainable Access To Clean Water

date_range 16-Feb-2024
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Phnom Penh, February 16, 2024 —The Australian government has been assisting Cambodia in building capacity of young water engineers for sustainable access to clean waterAccording to the embassy’s news release, Australia’s flagship economic development programme, the Cambodia Australia Partnership for Resilient Economic Development (CAPRED), organised a study trip for engineers-in-training to a water treatment plant in Kampong Cham province.The visit enabled 30 water and environmental engineering students and lecturers from the Institute of Technology of Cambodia to better understand the water supply chain.The participants gained insights into the legal, technical and financial aspects of clean water distribution. They also discussed how water supply intersects with critical issues such as gender equality, disability and social inclusion and climate resilience to empower communities.

Secretary-General Of ASEAN Attends The 27th ASEAN Tourism Summit And Other Meetings In Vientiane, Laos

date_range 26-Jan-2024
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 Phnom Penh, January 26, 2024 --On January 25, 2024, H.E Kao Kim Hourn, Secretary-General of ASEAN, led the ASEAN Delegation to the 27th ASEAN Tourism Summit and shared views on ways to further strengthen sustainable tourism development, strengthening the quality of tourism professionals and people-to-people mobilization to boost the regional economy, especially to support the theme of Laos, the chair of ASEAN, “ASEAN: Strengthening Connectivity and Resilience in Vientiane, Laos.In the afternoon, H.E Kao Kim Hourn also attended the 11th ASEAN-India Tourism Ministers' Meeting, co-chaired by the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos and the Ambassador of India to ASEAN. On that occasion, the ASEAN Secretary-General shared his views on strengthening cooperation between ASEAN and India under the ASEAN-India Tourism Work Plan.In the evening, H.E Kao Kim Hourn met with Her Execellency Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol, Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand.Both sides welcomed the successful outcome of the recently concluded 27th ASEAN Tourism Ministers' Meeting and stressed the importance of strengthening competitiveness and strengthening human resources to ensure the sustainability and resilience of ASEAN tourism.The Secretary-General of ASEAN also attended the Malaysian Night hosted by Malaysian Minister of Tourism, Arts and Cultur, H.E Dato Tiong King Sing.

DPM Sun Chanthol Meets Chairman of CMA CGM Group in Paris

date_range 19-Jan-2024
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Paris, January 18, 2024—-Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Sun Chanthol (L, Pic. 1), First Vice President of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), shakes hands with Mr. Rodolphe SAADE, Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM Group, prior to their meeting in Paris, France this morning (Paris time).

Cambodian PM and Spouse Arrive in Paris for an Official Visit in France

date_range 18-Jan-2024
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Paris, January 18, 2024—-Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, accompanied by the First Lady Lok Chumteav Dr. Pich Chanmony, arrives at Paris-Orly International Airport for a two-day official visit to France on Jan. 17 evening (Paris time) upon successfully attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2024 in Davos, Switzerland.

VINCI Group Lauds Cambodia’s Peace and Political Stability

date_range 16-Jan-2024
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Phnom Penh, January 15, 2024 --VINCI Group has spoken highly of the peace and political stability in Cambodia, a key favourable condition for its investment in the Kingdom.The appreciation was made by Mr. Nicolas Notebaert, Member of VINCI Group Executive Committee and President of VINCI Airports, while paying a courtesy call on Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet in Paris this morning (Paris Time).Mr. Nicolas Notebaert briefed the Cambodian Premier on the progress of VINCI’s business activities in Cambodia and its plan to expand its investment in the Kingdom. He also thanked the Royal Government for providing favourable conditions for his company’s smooth operation.In reply, Samdech Thipadei highly valued the investment of VINCI Group in Cambodia, especially in the field of civil aviation for more than 30 years. He encouraged the company to expand its investment in other key sectors in Cambodia in order to contribute to the country’s socio-economic development.VINCI Group is a leading investor in concession projects of energy and construction with eight major services: VINCI Autoroutes, VINCI Airport, VINCI Highways, VINCI Energies, VINCI Construction, VINCI Immobilier, Cobra IS.VINCI Group employs a total of 272,000 people and has 7,267 branches worldwide, of which 74 in the ASEAN region, including 10 in Cambodia. VINCI Airports is a subsidiary of the VINCI Group, which operates more than 70 airports in 13 countries in Europe, Asia and America.

Cambodian PM’s Official Visit to France to Enhance Both Countries’ Cooperation

date_range 16-Jan-2024
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Phnom Penh, January 15, 2023 --Official visit by Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, to France will deepen the cooperation in all fields between the two countries, said French Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Jacques Pellet.Talks and discussion are planned in meetings between the Cambodian Premier and French President, and heads of organisations and businesses. “Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet’s official visit reflects the commitment in pushing the level of cooperation between the two countries,” he said at a press conference held on Monday at the embassy.“The discussions are focused on sharing of common sustainable development strategies, deepen Cambodia-France collaboration, as well as cooperation on clean water, energy, education, on which the two countries have worked together for more than 30 years,” he said.Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet led a high-level delegation to attend the 54th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 16-17, before paying the official visit to France from Jan. 18 to 19.France is the first country in Europe and outside Asia that Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet visits since the assumption of his office.A business forum is scheduled to be held this week in Paris, giving floor to businessmen and investors to hear and see potential investment opportunities in Cambodia, according to the French ambassador. “The business forum will take place in line with the official visit of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet in France. It is important for Cambodia to promote and attract more French investors and businessmen,” he said.Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet is also scheduled to hold meetings with French companies during his stay in Paris.The French Republic is a major trade partner of Cambodia in the European Union. Bilateral trade between both nations was amounted to US$515 million last year, a year-on-year decrease of 5 percent, according to a report of the General Department of Customs and Excise.Most Cambodian exports to France are garments, footwear, travel goods, and agricultural products, while major imports include vehicles, electrical and electronic equipment, construction materials, and furniture.

Cambodia, China to Kick-start the Year of People-to-People Exchange 2024

date_range 10-Jan-2024
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Phnom Penh, January 10, 2024 --Cambodia and China will kick-start a year of people-to-people exchange 2024 at the Terrace of the Elephants in Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province on Jan. 13.The planned event was shared by H.E. Prak Phannara, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Tourism, in a meeting in Siem Reap province on Jan. 9.He added that the event in 2024 was agreed upon following a meeting between Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet and H.E. Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, at the Belt and Road Summit in China.It does not only reflect a firm friendship between Cambodia and China but also serves as an indication of Cambodia as a safe country for visitors, especially Chinese tourists.According to the Deputy Governor of Siem Reap province Mr. Yun Linne, the authority of Siem Reap province is ready in terms of security and public order for the event.

International Rice Prices Up 21 Percent in 2023

date_range 08-Jan-2024
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Phnom Penh, January 06, 2024 --International rice prices climbed 21 percent last year amid climate concerns and the fallout from Indian export curbs, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations says."In December, the FAO All Rice Price Index rose 1.6 percent above its November level,” the UN agency said Friday."Indica quotations underpinned this increase, rising in response to purchases by some Asian buyers and reduced competition among exporters owing to India's export restrictions and tight availabilities in Viet Nam."According to the rice index, international rice prices registered a 21 percent annual increase in 2023, largely owing to concerns about the impact of El Niño on rice production and in the aftermath of export restrictions imposed by India,” the FAO added.

Vietnamese Authority Takes Action on Man Defaming Angkor Wat

date_range 05-Jan-2024
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Phnom Penh, January 05, 2024 --Hua Quoc Anh, a Vietnamese TikToker in Ho Chi Minh, has been fined VND7.5 million (US$306) by the city's authority for posting a video defaming the sacred Angkor Wat last year, according to VN Express.The Vietnamese authority announced the fine on Wednesday and warned him not to repeat the wrong and to comply with Vietnamese laws when using the Internet and social media.In November last year, Hua Quoc Anh posted a video on his TikTok account, which has 700,000 followers, featuring a girl wearing a traditional Thai costume and walking around the Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia.Hua Quoc Anh incorporated images of the Thai flag and king, and a voiceover said "Hello Thailand," sparking a wave of criticism in Vietnam and Cambodia.According to the Authority for the Protection of the Site and the Management of the Region of Angkor (APSARA National Authority), the video seriously defamed Cambodia's culture and heritage and requested the TikTok company to remove the video from the social media platform.Angkor is one of Southeast Asia's most important archaeological sites, stretching over 400 square kilometres, including forest areas and the Angkor Archaeological Park with the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th centuries.

Cambodia International Debate 2024 Calls for Applications

date_range 03-Jan-2024
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Phnom Penh, January 02, 2024 --Cambodia International Debate and Public Speaking Championship 2024 (CamDEBATE 2024) has called for applications.According to CamDEBATE 2024’s Facebook page, applications are open for high school students (15 years old or above) and university students (23 years old or below) until Feb. 15, 2024 at www.camdebate.org or via the QR code.Winners will be awarded a two-week study tour to the United Kingdom, trophies, medals, certificate, one-year scholarships to study at the Australian Centre for Education (ACE) and other prizes.CamDEBATE aims to cultivate a healthy culture of dialogue and the sharing of different perspectives to foster understanding, friendship and knowledge among young people in Cambodia.Contestants will receive a series of training sessions in public speaking and debate skills with the aim to enhance contestants' confidence when speaking in public and to equip them with the necessary skills for their future careers, including critical thinking, communication, problem-solving and leadership skills.

Cambodian PM to Pay an Official Visit to France

date_range 03-Jan-2024
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Phnom Penh, January 03, 2024 --Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will pay an official visit to France on Jan. 18-19, at the invitation of the President of the French Republic, H.E. Emmanuel Macron.According to the Cambodian Premier's official Telegram channel, H.E. Emmanuel Macron on Dec. 31 sent him a letter inviting him to visit France, stressing that this first visit since his assumption of office as the Prime Minister of Cambodia will allow concrete progress in several important sectors that structure the bilateral relationship, particularly in the areas of economy, development, defence, heritage and the Francophonie.“I hope that this trip will make it possible to further deepen our cooperation and diversify it, in order to manage, together, the global challenges we face, particularly in terms of energy transition. It will allow us to examine the means we can use jointly to strengthen the rules-based world order, which guarantees the sovereignty and full independence of all States,” wrote the French President.Las month, His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni made an official visit to Paris, which, according to H.E. Emmanuel Macron, recalled the strength of friendship between the two countries and peoples.

How to improve the USA and the EU relations with Cambodia?

date_range 19-Dec-2023
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Phnom Penh 19-12-2023by Raoul M. JENNAREven if the USA and EU represent the two main markets for our exports, even if positive signals have recently emanated from the diplomacy of these two partners, their relations with Cambodia do not live up to the ambitions which are ours both in the area of political neutrality which is the foundation of our foreign policy and in the area of our economic and social development.Relations with the USA are deeply affected by the distant and recent past. As early as 1956, the USA decided to support those in Cambodia who wanted to overthrow the head of state, then HRH Prince Norodom Sihanouk. They supported several coups attempts and even an assassination attempt. Their role in the 1970 coup is obvious. From 1965 until 1974, carpet bombing and chemical warfare inflicted by the US Air Force caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Cambodian civilians and destroyed fully the country.In 1979, they condemned the overthrow of the Pol Pot regime by the Vietnam army which was protecting the national security of its country and responding to the call for help by thousands of Cambodian refugees. A condemnation of the overthrow of a regime by a foreign army which they had regularly approved before 1979 and which they will approve afterwards.Worse, for twelve years, they orchestrated at the UN a coalition which recognized one of the Pol Pot’s executioners as the only legitimate representative of a people of survivors; they imposed - with the support of Europeans and ASEAN countries - an embargo which deprived survivors of a genocide of the most fundamental rights to food, health, education, culture, work, housing, development; they supported a military coalition dominated by Pol Pot's forces that sought to destroy the reconstituting state in Phnom Penh.After the Paris Accords of 1991, they spared no effort to remove the CPP from power. Following their failure, they became the ardent supporters of an opposition characterized by its calls for racial hatred, insubordination, civil war, and the practice of fake news likely to cause unrest internally and with neighboring Vietnam. A policy of “regime change” was at work until the recent past. It served as motivation for deeply unjust sanctions.As far as the Europeans are concerned, the main criticism that can be made is that they have always faithfully followed the USA, without reservation and without nuance. Between 1979 and 1991, Western European countries provided real support to the military force dominated by Pol Pot, with the UK special forces even going so far as to provide instructors to the Khmer Rouge.It is the legacy of the past. A past that Cambodians do not forget. Today, the USA and EU criticize and sanction Cambodia for the weaknesses of the rule of law and the lack of independence of the judiciary, for limits to political pluralism and freedom of expression, for widespread corruption. They also accuse Cambodia of becoming China's "puppet", just as they accused it in the past of being Vietnam's “puppet”.Cambodians must provide frank and credible responses to these accusations. Allow me, as a Cambodian citizen, to provide my explanations.The Paris Agreements imposed the introduction, via the Constitution and adherence to international instruments, of a liberal democracy of Western inspiration. They even imposed the electoral system even though it varies according to Western countries. As if the country was accustomed to democratic practices when it never practiced them, neither before colonization, nor during it, nor after 1953. Democracy is established neither by an international treaty, nor by a Constitution. Dictatorial regimes have functioned with an exemplary democratic Constitution.The practice of democracy requires from a significant part of the population a sufficient degree of education to understand the imperative need to respect the laws and rules which organize society. Submitting to the law in all circumstances and whatever the position one occupies requires strong support from all levels of the population. This is far from being the case today in Cambodia where evading the law is practically a national sport. We cannot say that Westerners, from 1993 onwards, have helped Cambodians much to learn a respect for the law which they themselves took centuries to accept (to some extent). Westerners should have an honest approach to the issues they raise. Democracy, even if it is far preferable to any other regime, is a difficult exercise.A democracy can only function if, in addition to respect for the law, there is strong adherence to a national consensus on sensitive subjects. On the perimeter of the national territory, on the reality of the 1970 coup, on the nature of the genocidal regime of Pol Pot, on the liberation of the country on January 7, 1979, there is no national consensus. By supporting an opposition that fuels divisions on these issues, the US and EU have not helped the emergence of a peaceful democratic debate in Cambodia.There is no doubt that progress still needs to be made. But it is not with lessons and sanctions from powers that are far from exemplary that we make progress. It is by recognizing the efforts made and helping to take new steps that we move forward. Stop focusing on the empty part of the bottle. Help increase the full part!It is not by interfering and setting themselves up as judges that Westerners will obtain what they consider desirable for the happiness of Cambodians. Cambodians are not blind. They don't need givers of lessons that they apply once here and forget another time there.Cambodians know they still have a lot to learn and to improve. But they also know that they are the heirs of what was once a great Asian civilization. They believe they have the right to respect and dignity. This is what they get from China, an old and lifelong friend who, since Zhou Enlai, has never stopped defending the neutrality and independence of Cambodia and, in periods of peace, has never stopped give it generous help. Without monetizing his generosity in political or military support, contrary to pitifully polemical assertions.Couldn't the USA and EU do the same thing? Help, at the level as China does, to equip the country and to invest in industrial activities. Contribute much more significantly to the reconstitution of human resources whose terrible deficit created by the war and the Pol Pot regime was aggravated by the twelve years of the embargo that ended only 32 years ago. Train Cambodian youth, the vast majority, in the most modern industrial technologies and in techniques for managing a modern state. Cambodia is and will remain an Asian neutral nation. It will never be the satellite of a great power. It has no enemies, and it wants to be everyone's friend. With mutual respect. Is that too much to ask of it?

Samdech Thipadei Prime Minister Meets President/CEO of Toyota Tsusho Corporation

date_range 19-Dec-2023
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Tokyo, December 19, 2023—Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet (R, Pic. 1) poses for a photo with Mr. Ichiro Kashitani, President and CEO of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, prior to a courtesy meeting in Tokyo this morning, on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit for the 50th Year ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation.

A Japanese Company Plans to Build a Khmer Village in Japan

date_range 18-Dec-2023
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Phnom Penh, December 18, 2023 --A Japanese firm is planning to establish a Khmer village in Kanagawa Prefecture to increase awareness about the Cambodian culture and traditions in Japan, aimed at promoting closer relations between the people of the two countries.The plan was revealed by Mr. Kojima Masanobu, CEO of Kojima Holdings Co., Ltd., during his courtesy visit to Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet in Tokyo this morning, on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit for the 50th Year ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation.Mr. Kojima Masanobu also briefed the Cambodian Premier on the progress of his company in training and recruiting Cambodian interns to work in Japan.According to the CEO of Kojima Holdings Co., Ltd., the company has opened a Cambodian private business centre in Kanagawa Prefecture, which is an important place to provide information related to trade and investment in Cambodia, as well as to promote Cambodian products and food, cultural exchange, human resource training and business coordination.Besides, Mr. Kojima Masanobu also informed about his company’s project to expand its investment in Cambodia, especially in the field of agriculture for export and the plan to establish a Cambodian village in Kanagawa Prefecture.In response, Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet thanked the company for investing in Cambodia and for contributing to training and sending Cambodian interns to work in Japan through the Cambodian Ministries of Labour and Vocational Training, and Commerce for the current and long-term benefits of Cambodia.Samdech Thipadei Prime Minister also mentioned that the immediate benefit is job creation that provides income and reduces poverty, while the long-term benefit is that Cambodian interns will become human resources with experience and specific skills for Cambodia in the future.

NBC Governor Attends 2023 MOEF-BOK-FSC-IMF International Conference in Seoul

date_range 18-Dec-2023
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Phnom Penh, December 18, 2023 --Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) H.E. Ms. Chea Serey attended the 2023 MOEF-BOK-FSC-IMF International Conference, held late last week in Seoul, the Republic of Korea under the theme “Digital Money: Navigating a Changing Financial Landscape.”Addressing the event, H.E. Ms. Chea Serey shared her perspective on digital money provided that Cambodia has already launched the Bakong system which can be considered as one form of digital money with many features similar to that of the Central Bank Digital Currency.ccording to the NBC, digital money has become a global topic in recent years given its potential benefits that can boost productivity and improve economic outcomes in particular it can improve efficiency, lower costs, and enhance financial inclusion.However, it added, digital money also brings about some concerns on financial stability and stronger consumer protection. The conference gathered strong mind and talents of policy makers and academia around the globe to share experiences and discuss on major policy dilemma surrounding digital money.

Cambodian and Vietnamese PMs Witness a Signing Ceremony of Three Cooperation MoUs

date_range 11-Dec-2023
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Hanoi, December 11, 2023—ambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet (L, Pic. 1) and his Vietnamese counterpart H.E. Pham Minh Chinh preside over the signing ceremony of three cooperation Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) between the two countries in Hanoi, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam this noon time.

Australia and ASEAN Collaborate in Stopping Human Trafficking

date_range 05-Dec-2023
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Phnom Penh, December 05, 2023 --Australia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have worked together to stop people trafficking.The year 2023 is an important milestone for ASEAN and Australia which marks 20 years of partnership combatting trafficking in persons.“We are continuing this support through our ASEAN-Australia Counter Trafficking programme (ASEAN-ACT) – a 10-year (2018-2028) A$80 million investment,” the Australian Embassy in Cambodia said in a news release this afternoon.“Our partners from Cambodia reflect on the significance of this important milestone and the value of Australia’s support,” it added.At the ASEAN–Australia Special Summit in March 2018, Australia’s Foreign Minister announced a 10 year, A$80 million commitment to continue Australia’s long-running collaboration with ASEAN to end trafficking in persons in the region.ASEAN-ACT builds on Australia’s 20-year history of supporting ASEAN and its Member States’ justice systems to effectively respond to trafficking in persons.

Cambodian Top Diplomat to Participate in 8th Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Beijing

date_range 05-Dec-2023
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Phnom Penh, December 04, 2023 --H.E. SOK Chenda Sophea, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will attend the Eighth Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Beijing on Dec. 7.The participation will be made at the invitation of H.E. WANG Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.The meeting, under the theme to Jointly Strive for Modernisation and Cultivate New Strengths in Subregional Development is an opportunity for MLC foreign ministers to discuss comprehensively the group's Five-Year Plan of Action for 2023 to 2027 and initiatives to strengthen cooperation and mutual support between the six Mekong countries in the spirit of promoting socio-economic development at a time of global uncertainty, the source pointed out.H.E. Deputy Prime Minister is expected to have bilateral talks with other foreign ministers to further strengthen ties and cooperation within the MLC framework for the sustainable development of the region and beyond, concluded the press release AKP received this evening.

EU Provides Funds for Cambodian Government to Support Reform of Fisheries Sector

date_range 04-Dec-2023
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Phnom Penh, December 04, 2023 --The European Union (EU) has pledged to provide EUR 6.375 million (around US$7 million) grants to Cambodia to support reforms of its fisheries sector.The information was shared by EU Ambassador to Cambodia, H.E. Igor Driesmans, in a meeting here on Dec. 4 with H.E. Dith Tina, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, during which they discussed a wide range of issues in a constructive manner including sustainable agriculture and fisheries.The grants will be used to support key areas of the fisheries reform, such as monitoring, control and surveillance, flooded forest protection, conservation of marine fisheries, transfer of grants to community fisheries, research and food safety.“Our partnership on fisheries sector is large and strong, despites the immense challenges. We are keen and ready to support further the progress in the important field of agri-food safety in order to improve the quality of products produced by the private sector and consumed by Cambodians in the country, as well as support Cambodian processing establishments to meet regional and international markets’ demands. This could offer new market opportunities for Cambodia’s products and create jobs,” said H.E. Igor Driesmans.Agriculture sector including fisheries and forestry are facing global challenges that continue to require strong partnership with all stakeholders – including the EU – to mitigate and adapt to its negative impacts and transform constraints into opportunities, said H.E. Dith Tina.As for fisheries sector, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is fully committed to supporting sustainable fisheries development in both inland and marine areas, through the whole value chain for the benefit of our fishermen, aquaculture farmers and entrepreneurs, as well as consumers, he underlined.“We are committed to the protection and conservation of our aquatic habitats and resources,” said the MAFF minister.Launched in 2019 as the most important programme ever for the EU to support the fisheries sector in a partner country and in Cambodia, CAPFISH Programme (EUR 112 million) is implemented by the Fisheries Administration attached to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, supporting all pillars of the current national strategy in fisheries until 2025.