Japan Pledges US$11.7 Million to the ECCC
Friday, 28 January 2011 10:16 DAP-NEWS/VIBOL
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, JAN 28, 2011-The Government of Japan on Friday confirmed that it will provide a new contribution of US$11,705,975 to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), of which US$8,771,225 is for the international component and US$2,934,750 for the national component. This contribution will cover about 25% of the ECCC’s budget for 2011.
The Government of Japan has provided assistance to the ECCC since its establishment, and it is the single largest donor to the ECCC. With this latest pledge, Japan has provided financial assistance of about US$67 million or about 49 % of the total Pledges and Contributions to the ECCC to date, the statement from UN-Cambodua tribunal said.
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude for this generous contribution and the continued support from the Government of Japan, which comes at a crucial time for the ECCC. This support is essential in enabling the ECCC to move forward with the important work to complete its mandate”, says H.E. Tony Kranh, Acting Director of Office of Administration in a statement.
Cambodian- Thai Foreign Ministers will Meet on Bilateral Cooperation Feb 3-4
Friday, 28 January 2011 07:56 DAP-NEWS/SOPHAT
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, JAN 28-2011-Cambodian and Thai foreign Minister will resume bilateral talk on the multi-committee between two countries to strengthen cooperation after two sides postponed when border tension occurred.
Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya will participate the meeting of committee on Siem Reap province on Febuary 3-4 accoridng to the invitation from Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Nam Hong, the statement from foreign ministry said.
The meeting will touch on trade, security, development, and border issues.
Border committee from the two countries also will resume their duties to measure land at the border before reaching to plant the border markers soon.