US committed to help demine Kingdom

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Ly Thuch, senior minister and first vice president of Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority meets Michael Newbill, representative of US embassy at the CMAA office. Fresh News

A United States Embassy representative on Wednesday said that his country is committed to help clear landmines, in particular clusters bombs that were dropped in Cambodia’s north-east.

Ly Thuch, vice president of Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority on Wednesday met with the representative Michael Newbill at CMAA’s office to discuss several issues including in the mine action sector.

Mr Thuch yesterday said that during the meeting, he thanked and welcomed the United States’ longstanding support for the mine action sector in the Kingdom and outlined the government’s vision and commitment to achieve a landmine free Cambodia by 2025.

He also reiterated while Cambodia is facing the enormous problems of landmines killing many people in the northern provinces, along the Thai border, huge cluster bombs dropped by US warplanes during the Vietnam War in the north-eastern region also represent a great challenge.

Full story in Friday’ paper.

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