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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Cambodia to host ASEAN parliamentary summit next month

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) - Cambodia will spend $1.5 million on hosting the 32nd General Assembly of ASEAN Inter- Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), which will run from Sept. 18-24, said a Cambodian parliamentarian on Tuesday.

Cheam Yeap, chairman of the Commission on Economy, Finance, Banking and Audit of Cambodian National Assembly, said that the country has deployed more than 3,000 security forces to ensure order during the summit.

According to the draft agenda, the upcoming AIPA will adopt a variety of documents on political, economic, social and women affairs, rights of migrant workers, and drug fighting in order to build stronger cooperation and relations among the ASEAN member countries.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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