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Australia grants Cambodia $67 million aid

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shake hands for the press. Facebook/Hun Sen

The Australian government has agreed to grant AU$ 87 million (US$67.7 million to Cambodia to promote its development in 2018.

Hun Sen addressed those Cambodians living on the Australian continent who congregated in Sydney to great him at the Asean-Australia Special Summit.

He told them of his talks with Mr Turnbull on the side-lines of the summit, of the grant, that Mr Turnbull would like to see more Australians invest in Cambodia, and that he encourages further cooperation between the two countries.

Hun Sen added that the Australian government also promised to provide other aid to Cambodia.

Kao Kim Hourn, a minister attached to the Prime Minister’s entourage, informed the media of the meeting between the premiers, and of Australia’s willingness to continue supporting development in the Kingdom.

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