Draft of the International Adoption Law approved at Council of Ministers

sok.an-suharto.journalist.26.1.08[1]The Council of Ministers held a weekly ministerial meeting on Aug. 7 in the presence of Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

After listening to reports represented by relevant government institutions, and holding discussions and giving some comments, the Council of Ministers approved a draft of the International Adoption Law, prepared by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation.

The draft law is aimed at defining principle, requirements, procedure, and effectiveness of international adoption for guaranteeing the highest interests and protecting the basic rights of the children, which is an objective of the international adoption, according to a news release of the Council of Ministers.

In the meantime, the meeting also approved a drafted sub-decree on setting up an area of protected forest and preserved bio-diversity known as “Seima” in the provinces of Mondulkiri and Kratie, proposed by the Forestry Administration at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

The goal is to protect the forest, wildlife, bio-diversity, ecology, and soil erosion caused by the flow of rain water in the area. It also contributes to preserving the custom, the tradition and the religious beliefs, which belong to the ethnic minorities there, as wells as promoting their living conditions, said the release.

Regarding the other issues, the Cambodian premier asked the Ministry of Finance and Economy and General Directorate of Customs and Excise to send their officials to cooperate with traffic police in a process of implementing a tax charged on nonpayment-tax motorbikes.

He also asked the Ministry of Information and TVK to improve the technique of broadcasting.

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