Cambodia unveils key foreign tasks in 2012
PHNOM PENH, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) — Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, minister of foreign affairs, said Monday the country’s foreign policies face three main challenges this year.
The issues are the International Court of Justice’s interpretation for its judgment in 1962 on the case concerning the temple of Preah Vihear and surrounding area, the vote at United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for Cambodia’s candidacy as the non-permanent member in 2013-2014, and the country’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The minister unveiled the tasks at a meeting with 26 Cambodian ambassadors and eight consuls general to foreign countries, Koy Kuong, spokesman for the ministry, told reporters after the meeting.
“The Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong had advised them to carry out these foreign policies well this year,” he said.
Meanwhile, Hor Namhong also instructed those ambassadors and consuls general to keep their eyes on up-to-date situation in their respectively designated countries and to work to attract foreign investors and tourists to Cambodia.