Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Aug. 5

PHNOM PENH– Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry here on Thursday, with both sides speaking highly of their long-lasting friendship. PHNOM PENH– Cambodia and Russia on Friday signed here the plan of consultations for 2022-2024, aiming at further strengthening the friendship and…

PHNOM PENH — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry here on Thursday, with both sides speaking highly of their long-lasting friendship.

During the talks with Sabry on the sidelines of the meetings of foreign ministers on East Asia cooperation, Wang said China and Sri Lanka have enjoyed long-lasting and traditional friendship. (China-Sri Lanka-Ties)

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PHNOM PENH — Cambodia and Russia on Friday signed here the plan of consultations for 2022-2024, aiming at further strengthening the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

The deal was inked between Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the 55th ASEAN Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings in Phnom Penh. (Cambodia-Russia-Relations)

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BANGKOK — A fire at a nightclub in Thailand’s Chonburi province in the early hours of Friday has killed at least 14 people and injured more than dozens, rescue team said.

The fire, which broke out at about 1 a.m. (1800 GMT Thursday) at the nightclub in Chonburi, about 80 km from the capital Bangkok, has been put out and all the injured people have been hospitalized, said Wisarut Petcharat, a rescue worker at the scene with the Sawang Rojana Thammasathan Foundation. (Thailand-Nightclub Fire)

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COLOMBO — The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Ministry of Finance have authorized the Colombo Port City Economic Commission (CPCEC) to issue offshore licenses for four banks initially to operate at the Colombo Port City.

The CPCEC said in a statement released on Friday that the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has created a new class of account for all banks under its regulatory purview. (Sri Lanka-Colombo Port City)

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PHNOM PENH — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son on Thursday on the sidelines of the foreign ministers’ meetings on East Asia cooperation, with both sides agreeing to accelerate cooperation in key areas.

The two sides said they will implement the consensus reached at the 14th Meeting of the China-Vietnam Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation and speed up the next phase of cooperation in key areas. (China-Vietnam-FMs-Meeting) Enditem

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