New Zealand Supports Cambodia to Achieve Mine-Free Status
AKP Phnom Penh, August 06, 2020 —
The Government New Zealand has pledged to further support Cambodia to achieve mine-free status by 2025 – an ambitious goal set by the Royal Government of Cambodia.
The commitment was made in yesterday’s video conference between Cambodian Senior Minister and Vice-President of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) H.E. Ly Thuch and H.E. Taha Macpherson, New Zealand Ambassador to Cambodia, Thailand and Laos.
H.E. Ly Thuch expressed his deep appreciation of the Government and people of New Zealand, especially for the assistance of US$3.8 million for Cambodia’s demining activities from 2020 to 2024.
The senior minister also briefed the ambassador on CMAA’s achievements and the endeavour of the Royal Government of Cambodia to achieve the set objective of mine-free Cambodia by 2025.
H.E. Taha Macpherson congratulated Cambodia as well as CMAA on the work done and indicated his intention to visit Cambodia when the COVID-19 crisis eases.
By Phal Sophanith