Foreign relations of Cambodia

The Royal Cambodian Government (RGC) has established diplomatic relations with most countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, as well as all of its Asian neighbors, to include the People's Republic of China, Vietnam, Laos, South Korea, North Korea, and Thailand. The RGC is a member of most major international organizations, including the United Nations and its specialized agencies such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The RGC is an Asian Development Bank (ADB) member, a member of ASEAN, and is in the process of securing membership in the WTO. In 2005 Cambodia attended the inaugural East Asia Summit.

International disputes

Cambodia is involved in a dispute regarding offshore islands and sections of the boundary with Vietnam. In addition, the maritime boundary Cambodia has with Vietnam is undefined. Parts of Cambodia's border with Thailand are indefinite, and the maritime boundary with Thailand is not clearly defined.

Illicit drugs

Cambodia is a transshipment site for Golden Triangle heroin, and possibly a site of money laundering. Reportedly, there is corruption related to narcotics in parts of the government, military and police. Cambodia is also a possible site of small-scale opium, heroin, and amphetamine production. The country is a large producer of cannabis for the international market.

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External links

* [ Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diplomatic list]
* [ US Department of State: Foreign relations with Southeast Asia 1961-63]
* [ Foreign relations between Cambodia and Germany]
* [ Japan-Cambodia Relations]
* [ List of foreign embassies in Cambodia]
* [ Foreign relations between Cambodia and Australia]
* [ AsiaSociety: essays relating to the development of Cambodia]

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