Search

 

Cablegate: Cambodia Still Considering Ratification Of

VZCZCXRO4364
PP RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM RUEHNH
DE RUEHPF #1021 3590848
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 240848Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0236
INFO RUCNASE/ASEAN MEMBER COLLECTIVE
RUEHMT/AMCONSUL MONTREAL 0001

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 001021

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR EEB/TRA/OTP BRIAN SILER
MONTREAL PLEASE PASS TO USICAO
SINGAPORE PLEASE PASS TO FAA MARY WALSH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAIR ECON ICAO CB
SUBJECT: CAMBODIA STILL CONSIDERING RATIFICATION OF
MONTREAL CONVENTION

REF: STATE 109135

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

1. (SBU) In a series of meetings over the past two months,
Royal Government of Cambodia officials have made slow but
steady progress in evaluating the Montreal Convention.
Emboffs delivered reftel demarche and talking points October
27 to Mr. Soy Samkhan, Undersecretary of State, State
Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA). Mr. Soy expressed
interest in reviewing the Montreal Convention to compare the
pros and cons against the Warsaw Convention, but added that
they would first need to translate the Montreal Convention
into Khmer. He also indicated that he would seek
clarification regarding the necessary legal steps for
ratification.

2. (SBU) Emboff again raised the prospects for ratification
during a December 9 meeting with Chea Aun, Director General
of the SSCA. Mr. Chea recognized the benefits of the
Montreal Convention over the Warsaw Convention, but stated
that the SSCA was still in the process of conducting a
thorough review.

3. (SBU) Mr. Soy stated on December 24 that he expects the
translation of the Convention to be completed by mid-January,
and then the SSCA will make a final decision on whether to
recommend ratification. According to the Director of the Air
Transport Department, the Director General has urged the SSCA
to speed up their review. We will report the SSCA's final
decision and recommendation in septel.
RODLEY

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

APEC : Leaders Issue Kuala Lumpur Declaration

The leaders of the 21 APEC member economies issued the Kuala Lumpur Declaration following the first-ever virtual 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting chaired by Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Convening for the first time since the ... More>>

UN: Refugee Resettlement Numbers Fall To Lowest In Two Decades

Refugee resettlement numbers will be at a “record low” this year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday, with only 15,425 people resettled in the first nine months of 2020, compared to more than 50,000 in 2019. In 2016, resettlement ... More>>

G20: Global Co-Operation And Strong Policy Action Needed For A Sustainable Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed major weaknesses in our economies that can only be fixed through greater global co-operation and strong, targeted policy action, according to a new OECD report presented to the Leaders of the G20 countries at their ... More>>

OECD: GDP Rebounded By 9.0% In The Third Quarter Of 2020 But Remains Below Pre-Pandemic High

Following the unprecedented falls in real gross domestic product (GDP) in the first half of the year in the wake of COVID-19 containment measures, GDP in the OECD area rebounded by 9.0% in the third quarter of 2020 but it remains 4.3% below its pre-crisis ... More>>