Australian Ambassador: Cambodia Still Gets around US$ 90 Million Worth of Aid This Year

Though the Government of Australia has policy on aid cuts in foreign countries, Cambodia still gets about US$ 90 million worth of Australia's assistance this year.

The confirmation was made by Ambassador of Australia to Cambodia H.E. Ms. Angela Corcoran while paying a courtesy visit to Cambodia's Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn on Aug. 04, said H.E. Chum Sounry, Spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC).

During the meeting, the Cambodian top diplomat appreciated relationship between MOFAIC and Embassy of Australia and hoped H.E. Ms. Angela Corcoran would continue making the good relation.

H.E. Prak Sokhonn also thanked the Government of Australia for cooperation in all areas in Cambodia, particularly in sectors of agriculture, infrastructure and rural development, cross-border crime combat, and anti-domestic violence and so on.

In reply, H.E. Ms. Angela Corcoran pledged to continue strengthening and expanding the relationship between Embassy of Australia and MOFAIC as well as bilateral relation between the two countries, expressing that the Government of Australia has appreciated the stance of the Royal Government of Cambodia which has clung to carry out an MOU on Settlement of Refugee in Cambodia singed recently by both governments.

Australia is also the second biggest country that has provided assistance to Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), said the Australian Ambassador.

Some regional and international issues that have mutual benefits for both nations were also discussed.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Press