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First River Festival To Take Place in Mid-March in Kratie Province

AKP Phnom Penh, February 27, 2015 – Cambodia is going to hold the first ever River Festival from Mar. 13 to 15, 2015 in Kratie, a northeastern province, home to freshwater dolphins, to attract more local and foreign visitors, H.E. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, told a press conference held here on Wednesday.

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Cambodian Top Diplomat To Visit Russia Early Next Month

AKP Phnom Penh, February 27, 2015 – Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Hor Namhong will pay a working visit to the Russian Federation for three days, from Mar. 2 to 4, 2015, at the invitation of his Russian counterpart H.E. Sergey Lavrov.

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Cambodia PM To Request for Royal Pardon for Pregnant Prisoners

AKP Phnom Penh, February 27, 2015 – Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has urged the Ministry of Justice to speed up the formalities to request for the royal pardon for over 40 pregnant prisoners throughout the country.

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International Circus Festival 2015 To Be Held in Cambodia in May

AKP Phnom Penh, February 27, 2015 – The 9th Edition of the International Circus Festival will take place in May this year in in Phnom Penh capital and Siem Reap and Battambang provinces, said a senior official of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts at a press conference held here on Wednesday.

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Cambodia Receives Some US$4 Billion Investment Projects in 2014

AKP Phnom Penh, February 27, 2015 – Last year, many local and foreign investment projects were registered in Cambodia with a total value of about US$4 billion, said a senior government official recently.

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PM Re-affirms Cambodia’s Stance over Acceptance of Refugees from Australia

AKP Phnom Penh, February 27, 2015 – Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has re-affirmed the country’s stance over the acceptance of refugees from Australia, underlining that that it will be made on the voluntary basis.

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Lok Chumteav Hun Mana Hands Over Donations to Poor Families in Kampong Chhnang

AKP Kampong Chhnang, February 27, 2015 – Lok Chumteav Hun Manna (2nd L, pic.1), Director General of Bayon Radio and Television General Department and President of Bayon Foundation, gave donations to an elderly women while she was presiding over the handover ceremony of new houses to two poor families in Boribo district, Kampong Chhnang province, [...]

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Cambodian Commerce Minister Meets World Bank’s Senior Official

AKP Phnom Penh, February 27, 2015 – Cambodia’s Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce H.E. Sun Chanthol met here yesterday with Mr. Alassance Sow, Country Manager & Trade Task Team for the World Bank Cambodia, said the ministry’s news release.

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RoK’s New Village Movement Being Adapted in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, February 27, 2015 – The Republic of Korea (RoK) is bringing its successful concept of ‘New Village Movement’ for the adaption in Cambodia to promote rural livelihood.

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JATA in Cambodia Receives New Funding for its Operation

AKP Phnom Penh, February 27, 2015 – The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects offered the funding of over US$240,000 to the Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA) for its second-phase operation in Cambodia.

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Lao President Congratulates Cambodia on Rapid Progress

AKP Phnom Penh, February 27, 2015 – Visiting President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic H.E. Choummaly Sayasone has lauded the rapid progress in Cambodia, during his separate meetings here yesterday afternoon with Cambodian executive and legislative leaders.

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Foreign Exchange Rates in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, February 27, 2015 – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Riel (Cambodian Currency) released by the National Bank on, February 27.

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International Conference on “Responsibility to Protect at 10: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities in Asia Pacific” Kicks Off

AKP Phnom Penh, February 26, 2015 – Cambodia is hosting the International Conference on “Responsibility to Protect at 10: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities in Asia Pacific” under the theme of “Cambodia Plays Roles as a Forerunner to Prevent Atrocities in ASEAN Regions” at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra Hotel on Feb. 26-27.

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Cambodian NA President Receives UN Resident Coordinator

AKP Phnom Penh, February 26, 2015 – Cambodian National Assembly President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin held talks here this morning with Ms. Claire Van der Vaeren, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Cambodia.

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Former Cambodian Ambassador Presented with High Decoration of France

AKP Phnom Penh, February 26, 2015 – H.E. Uch Kiman, former Cambodian Ambassador to France and currently Delegate Minister Attached to the Prime Minister has obtained the insignia of Grand Officer of the French National Order of Merit.

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PM Hun Sen Holds Talks with Lao President

AKP Phnom Penh, February 26, 2015 – Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen (R) meets with visiting H.E. Choummaly Sayasone, this afternoon in Phnom Penh. Photo: Khim Sovannara

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NA President Meets Lao President

AKP Phnom Penh, February 26, 2015 – Cambodia’s National Assembly President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin (L, pic.1) shakes hands with visiting H.E. Choummaly Sayasone, President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, prior to their meeting this afternoon in Phnom Penh. Photo: Khim Sovannara

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Prime Minister: Armed Forces Must Be Neutral

AKP Phnom Penh, February 26, 2015 – The armed forces must be neutral as they are the support for the Royal Government of Cambodia to protect the country’s constitution.

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MoI Removes Political Parties and NGOs from its List

AKP Phnom Penh, February 26, 2015 – Ministry of Interior has recently removed 24 political parties and four associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from its list given their poor compliance with the agreed principles and statute.

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ACU Chairman Meets PRU’s Officials

AKP Phnom Penh, February 26, 2015 – Senior Minister H.E. Om Yentieng, Chairman of Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) meets here this morning with official of the Press and Quick Reaction Unit (PRU) of the Office of the Council of Ministers to share with them his experience in educating, preventing and curbing corruption. Photo: Office of the [...]

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