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Diplomacy: Embassy in Poland closes

Diplomacy: Embassy in Poland closes

Prime Minister Hun Sen signed a sub-decree dated December 4 to close

the Cambodian embassy in Poland per the request of Foreign Affairs

Minister Hor Namhong, Koy Kuong, an undersecretary of state at the

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told the Post Wednesday. Koy Kuong said

both the Cambodian and Polish governments had mutually agreed to close

their respective embassies. He said the Polish embassy in Phnom Penh

closed last September. "The two countries decided to close their

embassies to reduce spending, but they have continued to maintain

diplomatic relations," Koy Kuong said. "This has had no effect on their

diplomatic relations." Sam Rainsy Party lawmkaker Yim Sovann, lamented

the decision to close the embassy in Poland, saying that Poland had for

decades supported Cambodia. Vong Sokheng

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