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Laos, China agree to strengthen bilateral ties

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Laos, China agree to strengthen bilateral ties

Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a bilateral meeting on December 16 on the sidelines of the 4th Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Luang Prabang, northern Laos.

Singapore’s November exports sharply fall

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Singapore’s November exports sharply fall

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in November decreased 2.6 percent year-on-year, after an 8.2 percent rise in the month before, showed data from the trade agency International Enterprise Singapore (IE) on December 17.

Cambodia seizes over 3.2 tonnes of ivory

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Cambodia seizes over 3.2 tonnes of ivory

The Cambodian authorities said on December 16 that they had seized more than 3.2 tonnes of elephant tusks at a seaport in the capital city of Phnom Penh, marking the country’s largest ivory bust.

ASEAN Plus 3 revises agreement protecting regional finance

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ASEAN Plus 3 revises agreement protecting regional finance

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their partners, namely China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (RoK) agreed on December 14 to revise the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM) Agreement – a regional financial safety net.

Cambodian NA approves revised Law on Political Parties

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Cambodian NA approves revised Law on Political Parties

The sixth National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia on December 13 approved the revised Law on Political Parties, paving the way for opposition politicians banned from politics, including some Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) members, to return.