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Cambodia’s foreign policy: Sovereignty, self-reliance and diversification

Cambodia’s foreign policy: Sovereignty, self-reliance and diversification

The annual conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation last week highlighted three key words in the formulation of Cambodia’s foreign policy in the new era: sovereignty, self-reliance, and diversification.

Chheang Vannarith is president of Asian Vision Institute (AVI), based in Phnom Penh.

Vietnam, Cambodia more serious in building strong bilateral ties

Vietnam, Cambodia more serious in building strong bilateral ties

Vietnam’s President Nguyen Phu Trong concluded an official state visit to Cambodia on Tuesday. His visit to Cambodia this time signifies an important milestone in bilateral relations with both Vietnam  ……

Thearith Leng is director of the Mekong Centre for Strategic Studies at the Phnom Penh-based Asian Vision Institute.

Minilateralism in Southeast Asia

Minilateralism in Southeast Asia

Minilateralism refers to functional or practical cooperation on specific issues at the sub-regional level between countries or localities in a geographically defined areas or regions. Due to the nature and characteristics of minilateralism, which is rather informal and flexible, it is more appealing to countries that are sceptical of multilateralism.