UK To Support Landmine Clearance Until 2020

Phnom Penh (FN), Sept. 18 – First Vice-President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) Ly Thuch, on 18 September 2018, received a courtesy call on newly appointed Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Cambodia Tina Redshaw.

During the meeting, the Ambassador confirmed that the UK, through the Disinfection and Arms Policy and Program of the Department of International Development (DFID), continued to support three operators including NPA, HALO Trust, and MAG organizations working on landmines clearance in Cambodia, mine awareness, mine media, and capacity building until 2020.

Senior Minister Ly Thuch on behalf of Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked the UK government for their support on demining sector in Cambodia and requested the United Kingdom to continue their support until 2025, in line with 2018-2025 National Mine Action Strategy.

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