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Monday, 9.7.2007: Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen Leads Delegation to Visit India

Posted on 10 July 2007. Filed under: Week 516 |

The Mirror, Vol. 11, No. 516

“Phnom Penh: On the morning of 8 July, Samdech Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia, led a senior delegation to make an official visit to the Republic of India, from 8 to 11 July 2007. Samdech Hun Sen and the delegation were accompanied to Phnom Penh International Airport by deputy prime ministers, senior ministers, ministers, secretaries of state, undersecretaries of state, and many officials of Royal Government institutions.

“The delegation accompanying Samdech Prime Minister to make an official visit in the Republic of India includes Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Deputy Prime Minister Tea Banh, the Minister of Defense, Senior Minister Cham Prasidh, the Minister of Commerce, and many other Royal Government members.

“Mr. Sry Thamarong, an advisor to Samdech Prime Minister, said that during the visit, Samdech Prime Minister will meet with Mr. Abdul Kalam, the President of the Republic of India, and talk officially with Mr. Manmohan Singh, the Indian Prime Minister, and he will grant audiences to a number of ministers, such as the Minister of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, the president of the opposition party in the [Indian] Parliament, and some other officials will also meet him as well.

“After that, Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen will also grant an audiences to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, including chambers of commerce associations, industry federations, and about 100 leaders of different companies in India, to meet with them for an exchange of information and opinion. During this meeting, Samdech Hun Sen will make a key statement on the investment atmosphere in Cambodia, in order to attract investors in India to come to invest in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

“On 10 July, Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and the senior delegation will continue the trip from New Delhi to Kolkata (formerly called Calcutta); during that occasion, Samdech Prime Minister will meet with the governor and the head the government of the State of Bengal, visit an Information Technology factory, as well as meet with a number of investors in that state. During the visit, the Cambodian and Indian sides will sign documents on the following issues:

  • Agreement on prisoner exchange
  • Memorandum of consultation between the ministries of foreign affairs
  • Agreement on defense cooperation
  • Memorandum of water resources management cooperation
  • Work plan under the memorandum of agricultural cooperation for 2007 and 2008
  • Memorandum on cooperation and technical assistance between the National Petroleum Authority of Cambodia and the Oil and Natural Gas Commission of India

“Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen will lead the delegation to return to the Kingdom of Cambodia on 11 July.” Koh Santepheap, Vol.40, #6086, 9.7.2007

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Monday, 9 July 2007

Bakong, Vol.7, #231, 9.7.2007

  • Hun Sen Blames His Subordinates, but He Doesn’t Dare to Blame His Relatives for Illegal Logging
  • Mr. Khieu Kanharith [Minister of Information] Orders TVK [national television] to Broadcast about Mistress of Monk Tim Sakhan [who has been recently defrocked on accusation of perpetrating an offense against the Buddhist law, because he broke the unity between Vietnam and Cambodia]

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.6, #1386, 8-9.7.2007

  • No Talk on the Phone between Samdech Hun Sen and Samdech Krom Preah [correction of Kampuchea Thmey article on 7 July, ‘Samdech Hun Sen and Samdech Krom Preah Talk to Each Other on the Phone More Than One Hour’]
  • King Inaugurated New National Assembly Building [on 7 July] Which Is an Object of National Pride
  • Cambodia Increases Capacity for Repairing and Preserving Ancient Temples
  • Transportation Now Is Illegal [overloaded trucks destroy roads and bridges – countrywide]
  • Many Smuggled Motorcycles Still Imported through Corridors in Thma Puok District [Banteay Meanchey]

Khmer Amatak, Vol.8, #494, 9.7.2007

  • Samdech Krom Preah Denies Report on Ranariddh-Hun Sen Phone Conversation
  • [Chief] Monk Tep Vong Has Bad Reputation in Buddhist Circles Worldwide for Defrocking Kampuchea Krom Khmer Monks for Political Reasons

Koh Santepheap, Vol.40, #6086, 9.7.2007

  • Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen Leads Delegation to Visit India
  • Director-General of International Data Group [Patrick J. McGovern] Visits Cambodia
  • Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal Plans to Call for Additional Funds
  • Kingdom of Thailand Provides Scholarships to 16 Cambodian Students
  • Mentally Ill Cambodian Muslim Woman Chops Her Mother to Death; She Is Arrested and Jailed by Police [Kompong Bay, Kampot]
  • China Marks 70th Anniversary of Japan’s War against China

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.14, #3205, 9.7.2007

  • Mr. Sam Rainsy Considers Prince Ranariddh’s Case a Personal Issue Which Is Not More Important Than the Life of the Nation

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4331, 8-9.7.2007

  • King: ‘New National Assembly Building Is Testimony of Cambodia’s Determination to Strengthen Legislative Institutions’
  • UNESCO: New Seven World Wonders Do Not Represent the World [because the voting via Internet reflects only the opinions of those who are familiar with the Internet]
  • European Community Provides $10 Million [grant] for Trade Development in Cambodia
  • Thailand Uses the Fact that Cambodia Prohibited Thai Soldiers from Entering Preah Vihear Temple as Reason of Closing Temple Entrance

Sralanh Khmer, Vol.3, #447, 7-8.7.2007

  • Brad Adams [Asia Division Director, Human Rights Watch, USA] Calls on Khmer Youth to Participate in Politics to Change Leaders

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