Smith began her latest fact-finding visit to Cambodia on Monday, where she plans to meet with government officials, civil society groups and members of the diplomatic community.
Cambodia and Turkey agreed to increase bilateral trade to $1 billion.
Large numbers of Chinese workers have come to Cambodia to work on projects as China has strengthened its diplomatic and military ties with Beijing which has provided numerous grants and large military aid packages to Cambodia.
In a statement, ASEAN said Phoak was chosen for “providing leadership” and to oversee projects that“focus on forging a common identity and building a caring and sharing society.”
Departing from Cambodia on Tuesday, the long-serving prime minister posted on his Facebook page, saying he would attend the Asia-Europe meeting in Brussels.
The founding editor of Buzzfeed Canada told VOA Khmer that fake news was making it difficult for society to distinguish between fact and fiction.
In an interview with Japan’s Kyodo news last week, Hun Sen said Japan’s “strong economy and political stability” was a “model of real democracy”.
The searches were suspended last year when Washington stopped issuing some visas after Cambodia refused to accept citizens deported from the US.
Sam Rainsy’s comments came when Hun Sen was attending a summit with Asean leaders and international financial institutions in Indonesia.