The United States on slapped sanctions on two Cambodian officials over a
US-funded naval base that is supposedly increasingly being renovated for use
by China, alleging corruption.
Senator Marise Payne, Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister scheduled to
make an official visit to Cambodia, as the Kingdom hosts the Asia-Europe
Summit on November 25 and 26 and assumes the chair of Asean.
Cambodia was among a minority of countries who did not sign a pledge to
conserve and expand its forested ecosystems in the U.N. global climate talks
last week despite forest loss being the country’s highest source of
greenhouse gas emissions, which an activist called a sign of their lack of
commitment to protecting dense forests.
Prime Minister Hun Sen will pay an official visit to the central European
nation of Slovenia early next year following talks with his counterpart
Janez Jansa during which the two leaders pledged to forge stronger ties in
Minister of National Defence Tea Banh spoke at the ceremonial handover from
Brunei to Cambodia of the chairmanship of the ASEAN Defence Minister’s
Meeting (ADMM) for 2022, urging ASEAN’s member states to remain resolute in
the coming era of increased geopolitical competition and other shared
security burdens so that all of ASEAN can move forward together and enjoy
the benefits of stability and peace.
King Norodom Sihamoni will attend the 41st General Assembly of UNESCO on
the occasion of its 75th anniversary, which is scheduled for November 10-14
in the French capital Paris.
The newly appointed United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
representative Alissar Chaker has given her assurance that she will continue
supporting the Kingdom to achieve the landmine-free target in 2025.
Cambodia is working with the United Nations’ Office of the High
Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to amend existing laws and
Opposition activists Voeun Veasna and Voeung Samnang have been deported to Cambodia from Thailand. The deportations on November 8 were at the request of Cambodian authorities. Voeung Samnang and Voeun Veasna were arrested in Bangkok and have since been placed in detention at Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar Prison. Both activists had continued to criticize the government online from abroad.