Government Asks Canada to Restart Aid Programs

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Government Asks Canada to Restart Aid Programs

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:15 pm

Government Asks Canada to Restart Aid Programs

BY SEK ODOM | SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

The Foreign Affairs Ministry used a meeting with top Canadian diplomats on Friday to request that the country resume aid to Cam­bodia, four years after Otta­wa’s last development programs ended.

Canada reopened a tiny Phnom Penh diplomatic office in December, after closing its embassy in 2009, saying at the time that it hoped to strengthen trade and dip­lomatic relations with Cambodia.

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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion leaves the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Phnom Penh on Friday after a meeting in which Cambodian officials asked Canada to resume aid for mine clearance and climate change mitigation projects. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
On Friday, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion met with his Cambodian counterpart, Prak Sokhonn, and Prime Minister HE as part of a seven-day diplomatic junket to Cambodia and Vietnam.

The meeting between Mr. So­khonn and Mr. Dion “strengthened the cooperation between Cam­bodia and Canada,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Chum Soun­­ry told reporters afterward.

“His Excellency the Minister of Cambodia requested Canada provide funds for preventing the im­pact of climate change, and for clearing mines in Cambodia,” he said.

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Re: Government Asks Canada to Restart Aid Programs

Post by Popeye » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:34 pm

someone wants to line their own pockets again !!!!
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Re: Government Asks Canada to Restart Aid Programs

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:50 pm

Canada denies reports of additional aid to Cambodia
Wed, 7 September 2016
Bun Sengkong

The Canadian diplomatic office has denied local media reports that Canada had agreed to deliver extra aid money to Cambodia.

In a press release, Foreign Minister Prak Sokhon said that Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion expressed interest in his proposal that “Canada will continue to provide aid to Cambodia on mine clearing activities”.

Francis Huot, Canadian Chargé d’Affaires, said “there was a mistake reported over the weekend in a few media outlets”, and reiterated that Canada would not be providing any additional aid, as had been suggested in those reports...
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/c ... d-cambodia

Apparently the media quoted the Cambodian government spokesman, without first checking with the Canadians. Whoops.
As part of Friday’s meeting, “the Canadian government promised to give funds to clear mines in Cambodia,” the [ Foreign Ministry spokesman Chum Soun­­ry] said, later adding that the Canadians had also agreed to give an unspecified amount to climate change mitigation efforts...

Canadian officials did not im­mediately respond to requests for com­ment on Friday’s meeting.
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Re: Government Asks Canada to Restart Aid Programs

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:13 pm

Jesus... KIR has one thing right: the flag should have an outreached palm on it instead of Angkor Wat. Seems kind of ballsy to be asking additional countries for aid when you're already getting millions upon millions from the EU, US, Japan/China/Korea and various other countries such as Australia. Hopefully Canada doesn't give out anything.
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Re: Government Asks Canada to Restart Aid Programs

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:23 pm

Canada seems to have more sense than Australia.
But on the other hand, if you don't ask, you don't get... :mulled:
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Re: Government Asks Canada to Restart Aid Programs

Post by bolueeleh » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:36 pm

shameless, and after that all that monies lined ur croonies pockets
Money is not the problem, the problem is no money
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Re: Government Asks Canada to Restart Aid Programs

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:07 am

Shameless indeed.
Remind me again why asking for handouts doesn't make you lose face ? :flasher1:
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Re: Government Asks Canada to Restart Aid Programs

Post by mammothboy2 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:18 am

The Canadians MIGHT consider appointing leading Oppositionists as consultants, ensuring every CDN$ is wisely and honestly spent.

That would get a message across to the small % of Cambodians who take a real interest in what's going on above their heads.
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