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China donates rice to Cambodia

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PM Hun Sen received rice as symbol from Chinese official. Photo: Fresh News

China has pledged $1 million worth of jasmine rice to Cambodia to help aid flood victims, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen.

In a post on his Facebook page, Mr Hun Sen, who is currently on a trip to China, said that he met with Lu Xinshe, Communist Party of China secretary in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Monday.

Mr Hun Sen thanked Mr Xinshe for donation in his Facebook post.

“As premier and on behalf of the government, Samdech will take this rice to give to the Cambodian Red Cross, especially for helping victims of natural disasters and flooding,” the post said.

The donation was made as Mr Hun Sen attends the 15th edition of the China-Asean Expo in Nanning.

The National Committee for Disaster Management said that floods have recently slammed the provinces of Kratie, Stung Treng, Tboung Khmum, Kampong Cham, Prey Vang, Battambang and Kandal.

Nhim Vanda, vice president of the committee, said the floods have led to the deaths of at least 44 people thus far.

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