Cambodian ambassador to Manila recalled home
Cambodian Ambassador to Manila Hos Sereythonh has been recalled by Phnom Penh following his remarks charging the Philippines and Vietnam of “dirty politics” in purportedly pressuring the Asean to adopt a united stand on the West Philippine Sea dispute.
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez said Friday morning that the Cambodian Foreign Ministry and the Cambodian Embassy in Manila separately informed DFA of the envoy’s recall.
The Philippines summoned Hos last week over his published remarks lashing out at Manila and Hanoi for being “inflexible” in July’s Asean ministers’ meeting in Phnom Penh.
The body failed to issue a joint communique following the talks because of disagreements on the West Philippine Sea issue.
Saying he was sick, Hos never heeded DFA’s note verbale seeking an explanation for his remarks.