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EU delegation set to arrive this week

EU delegation set to arrive this week

A nine-member European Parliament delegation in charge of the bloc’s relationship with ASEAN countries is set to arrive in Cambodia for a three-day visit on Thursday, a statement issued by the body said on Monday. The delegation is scheduled to hold talks with high-ranking officials and lawmakers, including Minister of Foreign Affairs Hor Namhong, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng and Deputy Prime Minister Sok An. According to the statement, the delegation will discuss bilateral trade issues, human rights, the impacts of the international financial crisis and the current commercial relations between Cambodia and the EU. The nine will also meet with officials from the opposition Sam Rainsy Party and Human Rights Party, as well as the two royalist parties.

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