Kao Kim Huorn, executive director of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, has been appointed an adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Asean issues.
The scholar is former adviser to former Foreign Minister Ung Huot on Asean affairs between 1996 and 1998. Kao Kim Huorn holds degrees in Asian studies, international affairs and political science from universities in the US and has published extensively on regional issues.
The appointment was made formal in a royal decree from King Norodom Sihanouk issued Aug 1. In another appointment, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Chan Tong Yves was appointed agriculture adviser to Prime Minister Hun Sen. He replaces Chan Sarun, who is slated to become the next Minister of Agriculture in a Cabinet reshuffle.
Chan Tong Yves became acting agriculture minister after Chhea Song died earlier this year. The National Assembly is scheduled to convene a special session Aug 21 to discuss the proposed cabinet reshuffle.