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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City, New York September 28, 2009 Hor Namhong (or Hor Nam Hong) (born November 15, 1935, Phnom Penh[1] ) is the foreign minister of Cambodia since 1998.[2] He was also foreign minister from 1990 until 1993.[3] He is a member of the Cambodian People's Party. Contents 1 Education 2 Early career 3 Khmer Rouge imprisonment 4 Subsequent career 5 Personal life 6 Awards 7 References Education Hor Namhong was educated at the Ecole Royale d'Administration (diplomatic section) in Cambodia.[1] He also holds a Master of Law degree from the Faculty of Law in Paris,[3] and a diploma from the European Institute of High International Studies in France.[1] Early career Between 1967 and 1973 Hor Namhong served at the embassy of Cambodia in Paris, which became the mission of the exiled Royal Government of National Union of Kampuchea (GRUNK) in 1970.[4] Between 1973 and 1975 he represented Cambodia as ambassador to Cuba.[3] Khmer Rouge imprisonment Between 1975 and 1979 Hor Namhong was a prisoner of the Khmer Rouge at Boeng Trabek.[5] There have been accusations that he collaborated with his captors but Hor Namhong denies the accusations and was successful in a defamation suit against his accusers.[5][6] On April 27th, 2011, Hor Namhong lost a defamation suit in the French Supreme Court in which he claimed he was innocent of atrocities committed during the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 through 1979. [7] [8] Subsequent career In 1980, following the fall of the Khmer Rouge, Hor Namhong joined the government as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs.[4] In 1982 he was appointed as ambassador to the Soviet Union, a post which he held until 1989.[3] In 1989 he returned to Cambodia as Minister of the Council of Ministers in charge of Foreign Affairs.[4] In 1990 he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs[3] and in 1991 became a member of the Supreme National Council of Cambodia.[4] Between 1987 and 1991 Hor Namhong was one of the key negotiators in the peace talks to end the "Cambodia Conflict".[4] In October 1991 he was a signatory of the Paris Peace Agreement.[4] In 1993 he returned to the diplomatic corps as ambassador to France.[4] In 1998 he returned to government as a Member of the National Assembly and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.[4] In 2004, in addition to his position as foreign minister, he was appointed a deputy prime minister.[4] Personal life Namhong is married, having five children.[4] One of them is Hor Nambora, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia in the United Kingdom. Awards Cambodia Grand Officer of Monisaraphon[4] Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Cambodia[4] French Grand Officer of the National Ordre du Mérite of France[4] Thailand Grand Cross of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant of Thailand[4] References ^ a b c Jennar, Raoul Marc (1995). Les clés du Cambodge. Maisonneuve et Larose. p. 205. http://books.google.ca/books?id=bnJuAAAAMAAJ. Retrieved 1 January 2011.  ^ Severino, Rodolfo (2006). Southeast Asia in search of an ASEAN community. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing. p. 67. ISBN 978-981-230-389-9. http://books.google.ca/books?id=D2m74ag0ixgC&pg=PA67. Retrieved 1 January 2011.  ^ a b c d e "Third Annual Gala Dinner with Foreign Ministers Biggest Ever". Interchange: a quarterly newsletter for and about international cooperation with Cambodia, Cuba, Laos and Vietnam (Fund for Reconciliation and Development) 12 (3): 5. 2002. http://www.ffrd.org/interchange/vol12iss3/vol12iss3.pdf. Retrieved 1 January 2011.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "H.E. Mr. HOR Namhong Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Curriculum Vitae". Kingdom of Cambodia Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. http://www.mfaic.gov.kh/mofa/default.aspx?id=96. Retrieved 1 January 2011.  ^ a b Doyle, Kevin (1 September 2005). "Supreme Court Upholds Verdict Against Reporter". The Cambodia Daily. http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily/selected_features/cd-1-9-2005.htm. Retrieved 1 January 2011.  ^ Fawthrop, Tom; Jarvis, Helen (2005). Getting away with genocide? Elusive justice and the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Sydney: UNSW Press. pp. 151–152. ISBN 0-86840-904-9. http://books.google.ca/books?id=gqK7IwQEJbQC&pg=PA152. Retrieved 1 January 2011.  ^ http://unitedkhmer.wordpress.com/2011/05/01/sam-rainsy-won-lawsuit-by-hor-namhong/ ^ http://www.rfa.org/khmer/indepth/hornamnong_loses_lawsuit_against_samrainsy-04302011075250.html Persondata Name Namhong, Hor Alternative names Short description Cambodian Politician Date of birth 15 November 1935 Place of birth Phnom Penh Date of death Place of death