Cambodia-China Relations in the New Decade

The world is embarking in a new decade and one topic scholars around the world discuss is the future of China and its relations to other countries. China’s influence in Cambodia has drastically increased over the last two decades, in particular when it comes to FDI and military cooperation, and has led to tensions with the USA but also to[…]

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Community responsible for subregional interests in Mekong-Lancang

The Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Mlmcechanism (MLC) is a cooperation mechanism in line with the current trend of globalisation and integration. The MLC aims to promote comprehensive cooperation to build a community of responsibilities and common interests in the subregion. In addition, the MLC also has other goals including strengthening mutual trust and understanding, maintaining peace and stability, promoting sustainable development, reducing[…]

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Mekong region facing serious drought

According to recent Mekong River Commission (MRC) studies, the frequency and severity of droughts across the Mekong basin has increased over the past few decades. The upper reaches of the Mekong are witnessing an unprecedented spectacle when the water level is at its lowest in history, even though it is the rainy season. Downstream, the concern that floodwaters will not[…]

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Asean’s response to Covid-19

Right after assuming the chairmanship of Asean in 2020, Vietnam has been challenged by the outbreak of Covid-19 disease. Regional response to the disease has been coordinated and collective efforts have been taken. On February 15, Asean issued a statement calling for regional solidarity and enhanced spirit “cohesive and responsive” Asean in addressing Covid-19. At the special meeting between the[…]

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ASEAN: Actively adapting to the hottest and most practical issues

As Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung – Head of Asean Senior Officials (SOM) affirmed, with the theme “cohesive”, Vietnam wishes to consolidate the solidarity of the Asean, enhance internal capacity and promote the strong development of the Asean community. As for “responsive”, Vietnam wishes to enhance the capacity of Asean to adapt proactively and effectively to the[…]

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Joining hands to build a solid and close Asean Community

By: Uch Leang and Asst Prof John Huang From Jan 1 Vietnam officially assumed the Asean chair role for annual rotating chairmanship. For Asean, 2020 is an important pivotal year because it marked the mid-term review of the Asean Community’s Master Plan 2015-25, while Vietnam would celebrate its 25th anniversary as a member of the bloc. The theme of Asean[…]

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Vietnam,Cambodia joint victory over Pol Pot regime was milestone

After taking control of Cambodia in April, 1975, Pol Pot’s  regime conducted barbaric policies against its own nation and hatred actions against Vietnam. It turned Cambodia from a beautiful country to a massive labour camp with extremely harsh conditions. Schools were destroyed, large-scale prisons with graves were built to torture and kill the opposition. In its controlling term (3 years,[…]

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First Annual Cambodia-China Cooperation Forum on “Cambodia-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership toward the Community with a Shared Future: We Grow Together”

The relations between Cambodia and China date back at least to the 13th century, and diplomatic relations between the two countries were officially established on July 19, 1958. Despite their long diplomatic history, the relations between two countries grew close after Cambodia gained its independence from France in 1953 and later on. In April 2006 Cambodia and China agreed to[…]

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H.E. Dr. Kin Phea, IRIC’s DG delivers an Opening Remarks in the Workshop on Cambodia’s Environmental Challenges and the SDGs

In the afternoon of on 19 September 2019, Dr. Kin Phea, Director General of the International Relations Institute of Cambodia participated and delivered an opening remark in the Workshop on “Cambodia’s Environmental Challenges and the SDGs” which was o-organized by Korea Environment Institute (KEI), Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC), National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) at Phnom Penh Hotel, Phnom Penh,[…]

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