Cambodian position on the South China Sea

Recently, the Cambodian Prime Minister reaffirmed Cambodian position as the chair of ASEAN in maintaining its neutral position regarding the South China Sea. He stated that Cambodia would not take side on the issue.

In his previous statements during some occasions, the Prime Minister stated that the South China Sea issue should not be internationalized, which means extra-regional actors beside China and ASEAN should not get involved.

However, Cambodian neutral position is being challenged as diplomatic and economic pressures are increasing on Cambodia. Cambodia has no choice but to work hard (through close consultation with different parties) to accommodate differences through smart and dynamic diplomacy.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s