Friday, 17 July 2009

Cambodian FM to meet U.S. Secretary of State in Thailand

People's Daily Online

July 16, 2009

Hor Nam Hong, Cambodia's deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, will meet with the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a meeting in Thailand, an official said on Thursday.

According to the schedule, Hor Nam Hong will meet his U.S. counterpart Hillary Clinton but it is not a bilateral talk because the meeting will be conducted in group with officials from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, Khoy Khong, spokesman and undersecretary of state for Foreign Ministry, said.

The meeting, scheduled on July 23, will be focused on the education field, environment and public health, Khoy Khong added. But the meeting will expand to other fields for cooperation.

Hor Namhong will lead a delegation to attend the 42nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM), Post Ministerial Conference (PMC) and 16th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Phuket, Thailand which will take place on July 17 to 23.

The themes for discussions at those meeting will cover a wide range of issues, such as politics, economy, trade, and terrorism, according to ASEAN sources.

ASEAN comprises of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.


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