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Leaders of China, Japan will attend ASEAN, East Asia Summits in Cambodia

Barack Obama at the East Asia Summit in 2011

The leaders of two of Cambodia’s biggest donor countries, China and Japan, will attend the upcoming ASEAN and East Asia Summits in Phnom Penh.

The leaders of the 10 ASEAN countries and other Asian leaders will be joined by Russia, the US and India in these major regional summits in Phnom Penh on November 18 – 20, 2012.

US President Obama’s visit has been confirmed by the White House.

The Summits will offer a valuable opportunity for leaders to engage on key strategic, political and economic issues of common concern, with the aim of promoting stability and economic prosperity in the region.

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao will arrive for an official visit in Cambodia, on November 18; his Japanese counterpart will come for the summits on November 20.

it does not seem that the two PM will meet in person to discuss some of the imminent hot  topics of the two countries.

Cambodia PM Hun Sen will be hosting dozens of world leaders in Phnom Penh for the 21st ASEAN Summit and 7th East Asia Summit.They will take place concurrently in the Peace Palace Phnom Penh.

The Cambodian Information Ministry says that over 1.850 journalists from 41 countries have so far been registered to cover the summits and related meetings.

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Living in South East Asia (Vietnam & Cambodia). At the ending/starting point of the more than 1000 year old SIlk Road.



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