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Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh yesterday signed an agreement with Indonasia’s Trade Minister Gita Wirawan to export 100,000 tons of milled rice to Indonasia every year, officials said.

although details- such as when the export will begin and where the rice will be sourced- have yet to be negotiated, the deal is considered an important, the deal is considered an important step toward reaching the government’s target of exporting 1 million tons of milled rice by 2015, said Thon Virak, general director of Green Trade Co,.a state-owned rice exporter.

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Cambodia will host a series of summit meetings next week for regional leaders, according to a statement released Monday by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The statement said Cambodia will host the 6th Cambodia-LaosVietnam (CLV) Summit, the 5th Cambodia-Laos, Myanmar-Vietnam ( CLMV) Summit and the 4th Ayeyawady-Chao Praya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit on November 16-17, 2010 in Phnom Penh.
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China and Cambodia on Thursday inked 6.4-billion-U.S. dollars deals ranging from infrastructure construction to energy exploration.

A total of 16 deals were signed after the hour-long talks between top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen late Thursday afternoon.

The package of deals covered such key areas of bilateral cooperation as infrastructure construction, water resources development, telecommunication technology and energy exploration among others.

In earlier talks, Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the country’s top legislature, reviewed the smooth growth of China-Cambodia ties since the two countries forged diplomatic ties in 1958.

“Particularly in recent years, bilateral relations have developed rapidly,” Wu said, highlighting strong trust, sincere cooperation and mutual support.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Cambodia next week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said in a statement Monday.

The statement said that Hillary Clinton will lead a delegation to pay an official visit to Cambodia on Nov. 1, and she will be received in Royal Audience by Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni, and will pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hun Sen and to hold a bilateral meeting with Hor Namhong, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of Cambodia.

Prior to her schedule in Phnom Penh, Hillary Clinton will visit Angkor temples in Siem Reap province for two days.

Clinton is planned to visit a series of Asian countries before coming to Cambodia including New Zealand and Malaysia.

The last U.S. secretary of state who had paid official visit to Cambodia was Warren Christopher in 1996 and followed by a working visit of Colin Power to ASEAN related meetings in Cambodia in 2003.

Source: according peopledaily.com

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FOREIGN tourist arrivals to Cambodia grew 15 percent in the first eight months of the year, compared to the same period of last year.

Tourism Ministry Director General Tith Chan Tha said the industry was returning to heights experienced before the financial crisis, as ministry statistics showed 1,630,068 tourists visited Cambodia from January to August 2010, from 1,422,003 for the same period of last year.

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PHNOM PENH, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a high delegation to attend the ASEM 8 Summit to be held from October 4 to 5 in Brussels, Belgium at the invitation of Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, said a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Tuesday.

The delegation will include Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hor Namhong and Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh and other high-ranking officials of the Royal Government of Cambodia, it said.

As Cambodia is the country coordinator for the ASEAN group of the ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting), Hun Sen will deliver his opening remarks on behalf of the ASEAN group during the opening ceremony on Oct. 4 and during the plenary sessions on Oct. 5, he will also make his intervention on “Sustainable Development.”

The ASEM 8 Summit under the theme “Quality of Life”, will issue two important outcome documents: one is the ASEM 8 Chair’s Statement and another is the Declaration of the ASEM 8 Summit on the Global Economic Crisis, the press release said .

On the sidelines of the ASEM 8 Summit, Hor Namhong will hold a bilateral talk with Shah Mahmood Qureshi, foreign minister of Pakistan.

The ASEAN makes up of ten countries including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

source : according xinhuanet.com

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