Hun Sen had already expressed scepticism about the risks posed by the virus and offered to go personally to the Chinese city of Wuhan - the centre of the outbreak - to tell frightened Cambodians living there that they must stay put for the sake of relations with China, a vital ally for his country. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How did Cambodia’s cruise ship welcome go wrong?
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He was responding to an inquiry regarding border management for the novel coronavirus between Vietnam and Cambodia after the latter allowed the MS Westerdam cruise ship, operated by Carnival Corp unit Holland America Inc, to dock in the country February 13. … [Read more...] about Health check mandated for people entering Vietnam from Laos, Cambodia
Phnom Penh (VNA) – Holland America Line, the owner of the ship MS Westerdam, has said the last 781 of its passengers are expected to leave Cambodia on February 20 via Phnom Penh International Airport, the Khmer Times reported. The Cambodian Ministry of Health has confirmed that the remaining 781 guests have tested negative for the new coronavirus (COVID-19). “These results provide the required clearance for the remaining guests in Cambodia to begin their onward journeys home,” a statement by the US-based cruise line said. “The company is working to finalise arrangements for everyone. Those who travelled home previously will be contacted by their local health departments and provided further information.” The statement added that the company will continue to work closely and in compliance with government and health officials in Cambodia, as well as experts from the US Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Westerdam will … [Read more...] about MS Westerdam passengers expected to leave Cambodia today
On April 14 in Hanoi, Prime Minser Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a meeting with some ministries and sectors to review economic and trade cooperation between Vietnam and the European Union (EU) in recent years and outline orientations for further augmenting cooperation with this important partner in the time ahead. The past years have seen Vietnam-EU trade ties develop rapidly. The EU is the second largest export market of Vietnam with 18% of the bloc’s exports coming from Vietnam. The EU is also Vietnam's third largest trading partner with bilateral trade having reached roughly US$50 billion last year. … [Read more...] about PM Phuc chairs meeting on Vietnam-EU trade cooperation
As a result, at the ADMM Retreat on February 19, ASEAN Defense Ministers issued the joint statement on defense cooperation against COVID-19. Under the joint statement, defense ministers of ASEAN agreed to boost defense cooperation against COVID-19 based on ASEAN’s initiatives and mechanisms, including the ASEAN Center of Military Medicine, meeting of ASEAN Chiefs of Military Medicine, the Conference on ASEAN Military Medicine, and the ASEAN Network of Experts in Chemistry, Biology and Radioactivity. … [Read more...] about Vietnam continues making mark in ASEAN defense cooperation