Cambodia has been a member of the UN since 14 December 1955 and participates in ESCAP and all the nonregional specialized agencies. Cambodia is also a member of the Asian Development Bank, FAO, IBRD, ILO, IMF, and G-77. As of January 2003, Cambodia was an applicant to the WTO.
China is the major ally of Cambodia. Cambodia was accepted as the tenth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in May 1998.