Permanent DPM Leaves for Vietnam
Phnom Penh, March 16, 2011 AKP – Cambodian Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Mrs. Men Sam An left here yesterday for Vietnam for a five-day official visit at the invitation of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Parliamentarians Group.
Mrs. Men Sam An, also Chairperson of the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians Group will meet on Mar. 16 with her Vietnamese counterpart Mr. Pham Minh Tuyen to discuss about the work of both countries’ Friendship Parliamentarians Groups and set strategic objectives to enhance women’s value, especially the well-being of mothers, according to Mr. Chap Sotharith, head of cabinet of Mrs. Men Sam An.
On the same day, she will hold a talk with Vietnamese Standing Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Nguyen Sinh Hung, said Mr. Chap Sotharith, adding that she will also visit development areas and the capital city of Hanoi. –AKP
By OU Sokha
Cambodia Sets Up Working Group Dealing with ICJ‘s Clarification of Preah Vihear Temple
Phnom Penh, March 16, 2011 AKP – Cambodia has announced the setting up of a working group to prepare relevant documents to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, asking it to clarify the 1962 ruling that awarded Preah Vihear Temple to Cambodia.
The working group is composed of Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Hor Namhong, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Senior Minister H.E. Var Kim Hong, of Border Affairs at the Council of Ministers’ Office; Aun Porn Moniroth, Delegate Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy and Finance; H.E. Long Visalo, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; and H.E. Uch Kim An, Cambodian Ambassador to France.
The group is entrusted with selecting and hiring foreign lawyers, as well as taking necessary actions to achieve success in the above-mentioned tasks.
It shall also make a relation with ICJ in conformity with the court procedure until the court’s explanation is completed.
A head of the working group is entitled to nominate competent officials of specific jobs to assist it.
The group has to make a report to the prime minister on the work in progress and ask recommendations from him. –AKP
By THOU Peou