Sunday, January 11, 2009

America provides financial aid to the Cambodian army

Sunday, January 11, 2009

U.S soldiers training the Cambodian army in martial arts.
10th January, 2009
Translated from Khmer by Khmerization

The United States plans to provide $634,000 in financial aid to the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) for the financial year 2009. This financial aid is aimed at strengthening the capability of the RCAF in combating crimes such as drug trafficking, drug productions and human trafficking.
Mr. John Johnson, spokesman for the U.S embassy in Phnom Penh, said on the afternoon of the 9th January that the U.S hopes to provide $575,000 in aid for the overseas deployments of the RCAF and $60,000 for the training in prepartion for the international missions of the Cambodian armed forces.

Mr. Johnson said that the RCAF needs assistance for the building of its capability to combate crimes of a serious nature such as drug trafficking, drug productions and human trafficking. He also said that the RCAF had also contributed in the international peacekeeping missions, especially in the field of de-mining.

In the 2008 financial year, the United States has provided $7 million in military aid and $60 million in development aid to Cambodia.//


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