Tuesday, 22.5.2007: Samdech Prime Minister Will Push Implementation of the Existing Agreements with the Union of Myanmar

Posted on 23 May 2007. Filed under: Week 509 |

The Mirror, Vol. 11, No. 509

“Phnom Penh: Officials affirmed that an official visit of Samdech Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia to the Union of Myanmar is to strengthen the relations of friendship and cooperation, and to discuss regional issues. Samdech Hun Sen will push the implementation of the existing agreements between the two countries.

“Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen led a senior delegation of Cambodia in an official visit to the Union of Myanmar on the morning of 21 May 2007 at the invitation of General Thein Sein, the Acting Prime Minister and First Secretary of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar.

“He was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Senior Minister Cham Prasidh, the Minister of Commerce, Mr. Thong Khon, the Minister of Tourism, advisers, assistants, and many other government officials.

“Mr. Sri Thamrong, an adviser to Samdech Hun Sen, told journalists at Phnom Penh International Airport that the main purpose of the visit is to strengthen the relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries. He continued that so far Cambodia and Myanmar have had some agreements which have not been implemented, such as an agreement on civil aviation and an agreement on tourism.

“Mr. Sri Thamrong expressed the belief that Samdech Hun Sen will encourage direct flights from Myanmar to Cambodia, to Phnom Penh or to Siem Reap. The adviser stated that such agreements have existed for a long time; therefore, it is time to start, because Myanmar has direct flights to Thailand and to Vietnam.

“Mr. Sri Thamrong went on to say that there would not be any signing ceremonies, but the Royal Government of Cambodia may push for the implementation of the existing agreements between the two countries through Samdech Hun Sen’s visit – including an encouragement to organize package tours between Cambodia and Myanmar.

“Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and the delegation will be officially greeted by Mr. Thein Sein, the Burmese Acting Prime Minister in the new capital city of Burma – Nay Pyi Taw. On the afternoon of 21 May, a talk was scheduled between the prime ministers of the two countries, and then a dinner party.

“On 22 May, Prime Minter Samdech Hun Sen will meet General Than Swe, the President of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar. Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen will return to the country at 10 a.m. on 23 May 2007.

“Nay Pyi Taw is the new capital city where the Burmese military government moved from Rangoon in March 2006. Nay Pyi Taw is the city of administration of Burma, about 320 km north of Rangoon.

“Nay Pyi Taw was planned by the Burmese Government in December 2005 to be built in a small populated area in the forest.” Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4290, 22.5.2007

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Areyathor, Vol.14, #1237, 22-23.5.2007

  • Military Chief [Captain Nuon Muon] Reacts against Exaggeration by Radio Australia Report [which had reported that he led 20 soldiers to threaten Sun Sean, the Second Deputy Head of Treng Commune, a Sam Rainsy Party member – Ratanak Mondol, Battambang]

Chakraval, Vol.15, #2682, 22.5.2007

  • Taiwanese Man Gets 28 Years’ Imprisonment and Another One Gets 30 Years’ Imprisonment on Accusation of Cross-Border Drug Trafficking [Phnom Penh]
  • Man Gets 15 Years’ Imprisonment for Raping Eleven-Year-Old Girl [Russey Keo, Phnom Penh]

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.6, #1345, 22.5.2007

  • Thai General [Watanachai Chaimuanwong, a senior security adviser to the Thai Prime Minister] Backs Away from Claims on Cambodia [that extremists from Cambodia and Indonesia were training separatist rebels in the Thai south, after the accusations provoked outrage in Cambodia]
  • Black-Clad Thai Soldiers [special border protection unit] Beat Many Khmer Citizens without Reason [in Thai market near Poipet border crossing]
  • Four Robbers Ride Motorcycles, Break Car Windows, and Rob Gold and Money Worth More Than US$20,000 [Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh]
  • Three Kidnappers Arrested and Some Pieces of Weapons Seized [Baray, Kompong Thom]
  • Raid on Site with Substances for Producing Drugs in Ponhea Leu: Five People Arrested [Kandal]

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.14, #3164, 22.5.2007

  • Mr. Sam Rainsy Warns about Impact on Water Caused by Well Drilling, Toxic Chemicals, and Yuon [Vietnamese] Immigrants Living on Riverboats
  • Hun Sen Goes to Strengthen Relations with a Country [Burma] Under Sanctions by the International Community
  • To Commemorate the Day of Hate of Genocide without a Timely [Khmer Rouge] Trial Cannot Find Justice for Nearly Two Million Khmer Victims

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4290, 22.5.2007

  • Samdech Prime Minister Will Push Implementation of the Existing Agreements with Union of Myanmar
  • Thousands of People Demonstrate Against Thai [military] Government [and call for timely elections – Bangkok]

Samleng Yuvachun Khmer, Vol.14, #3041, 22.5.2007

  • Yuon [Vietnam] Prevents Khmers from Kampuchea Krom from Attending UN Meeting

Sralanh Khmer, Vol.3, #406, 22.5.2007

  • Candidates Ask [Minister of Tourism] Thong Khon to Inspect Corruption at Siem Reap Tourism Office during Competition of Guides Seeking Employment

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