Cambodia

Obama To Visit Burma, Thailand Ahead of Arrival in Cambodia

The president is expected to discuss a “broad range of issues” with leaders from the three countries, according to a White House announcement.

People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York November 6, 2012. People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York November 6, 2012.
x
People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York November 6, 2012.
People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York November 6, 2012.
Kong SothanarithVOA Khmer
PHNOM PENH - US President Barack Obama will visit Burma, Cambodia and Thailand this month, during a swing through the region ahead of a major summit to be hosted by Cambodia, US officials announced Thursday.

The trip is part of a diplomatic pivot towards Asia. The president is expected to discuss a “broad range of issues” with leaders from the three countries, according to a White House announcement.

The visit to Burma will include talks with Burmese President Thein Sein, as well as with Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

“During his interactions in the region he will discuss a broad range of issues, including economic prosperity and job creation through increased trade and partnerships, energy and security cooperation, human rights, shared values, and other issues of regional and global concern,” Carney said. Obama will also meet with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

The US president will arrive in Cambodia on Nov. 18, where he will attend the East Asia Summit and annual Asean meetings, chaired by Cambodia.

Cambodia, which receives much aid from China, as well as the US, “seems to be trying to strike a balance” between the two, said Lao Mong Hay, an independent analyst. Burma, he said, has made democratic reforms, likely to distance itself from “Chinese power,” he said. Thailand has a “solid military relationship” with the US that it will seek to renew, he added.

Obama was re-elected in the US on Tuesday, after which Prime Minister Hun Sen sent a message of congratulations, stressing improved relations between the two.
Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Land Victim Lawyer Seeks US Support on ICC Casei
X
21 January 2015
A petition filed at the International Criminal Court in October 2014 alleged that a group of politicians, security chiefs and business magnates in Cambodia have involved in systematic illegal seizures of land from poor people. They committed various crimes as part of their campaign, which included murder, forcible transfer of populations, illegal imprisonment, persecution, and other inhumane acts, according to Richard Rogers of Global Diligence. VOA Khmer Men Kimseng interviewed Richard Rogers while he was in Washington DC last week to seek international support and explain to Cambodian diaspora community in the US about the case.

English with Mani & Mori

No records found for this widget:5592

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
See more >>>