Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - News Briefs: Ambassador Appointed



News Briefs: Ambassador Appointed

News Briefs: Ambassador Appointed

T he first German ambassador to Cambodia for 25 years took up his post on Jan. 5.

Dr. Wiprecht von Treskow's appointment comes after diplomatic relations

were restored between the two countries last October.

At the welcoming

ceremony the ambassador renewed Germany's commitment to Cambodia and promised to

assist Cambodia in its efforts to reconcile and to rehabilitate the

country.

Germany provided medical support during UNTAC's mission and has

helped educate Cambodians.

About 1,000 students have received training at

universities or vocational training centers in Germany.

Von Treskow

replaces Representative to the SNC Wolfgang Lerke, who was famous among the

Phnom Penh diplomatic corps for his solo ventures to the hinterlands of Cambodia

on his motorcycle. Lerke is now on his way to Beirut to become Germany's

ambassador to Lebanon.

MOST VIEWED

  • Tourists urged not to skip trip

    The Ministry of Tourism has called on international tourists not to cancel trips to Cambodia, but urged them to adhere to several dos and don’ts when arriving in the Kingdom during the Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry released an eight-point instruction manual on Wednesday published

  • The taxman cometh – Cambodia’s capital gains tax casts the net on individual taxpayers

    In a country where only limited personal income tax existed, the new taxation law beginning January 1, 2021, will make taxpayers out of Cambodians, whether they are ready for it or not About two years ago, a little known amendment was made to Article 7 of the Law

  • Cambodian-American gets Star Trek treatment

    Kevin Ung, a Cambodian-American whose family escaped genocide during the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror, was recently selected from thousands of applicants to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s inaugural 2020 Star Trek Command Training Programme, a course intended to give hands-on filmmaking experience

  • Cambodia seeks to be transport hub

    Cambodia is working on several fronts to modernise its transport infrastructure and services, concentrating on opening new international gates to relieve and balance traffic congestion at its borders, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said on Thursday. This is part of the Kingdom’

  • PM: West unfair to Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen released a message celebrating the International Day of Peace on Monday, saying that some major powers and western countries had been systemically cooperating to put political pressure on Cambodia as they did in the 1970s and 1980s. Hun Sen said pressuring

  • Singapore Fintech start-up enters Sihanoukville

    Singapore-based fintech start-up Fincy on Wednesday announced the expansion of its cashless payment system to Sihanoukville to tap into the southwestern coastal city’s ever-widening business and investment landscape. The move is in line with the National Bank of Cambodia’s (NBC’s) recommendations to