May 15, 2021

Category: Miscellaneous

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Preparation for ASEAN Summits and Related Meetings 2022

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has convened a meeting among the national commission for the preparation of ASEAN Summits and Related Meetings to be hosted by Cambodia in 2022. The meeting took place yesterday through Videoconference under the chairmanship of H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and […]

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53 Glossy Ibises Found in a Protected Area in Takeo

A herd of glossy ibises – a migratory bird species – have been found in a Takeo protected area in late April, a new phenomenon, according to BirdLife International Cambodia Programme. There are in total 53 of them, including 12 adolescents frequenting Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape in Takeo province, it added. On April 26, […]

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Australia Provides AU$4 Million to Strengthen Cambodia’s Resilience and Response to COVID-19

The Australian Government yesterday signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to contribute an additional AU$ 4 million to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on Cambodia’s economy and people, staring immediately. According to a press release of the Australian Embassy in Cambodia, this contribution will top up the Australia-UNDP ‘Resilience Fund’ – […]

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Cambodia Receives Almost 20,000 Tourists Last Weekend

Last weekend, from May 7 to 9, some 19,709 domestic visitors toured the country, according to H.E. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism. Of them, he pointed out, 19,492 were national tourits, and 217 were foreign visitors. Even though the number of internal tourists is still low compared to that before the Feb. 20 Community Event, […]

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Record breaking support for global demining

United States: 81 Representatives sign Speier-Johnson letter supporting $262.85 million for global demining On April 28th, Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA-14) and Bill Johnson (R-OH-6) co-led a bipartisan letter to the House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee supporting $262,850,000 in funding for State Department global demining programs. This represents an increase of $29,000,000 from last […]

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Can Taiwan’s Silicon Shield Protect It against China’s Aggression?

TAIPEI – The global shortage of semiconductors, or microchips — the “brains” in all electronic devices, has heightened the geopolitical significance of Taiwan and its chip-making sector. The island is home to the world’s largest contract chipmaker: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC). Many describe Taiwan’s strength in microchips as its “silicon shield,” which can protect […]

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