Australia praises Cambodia on refugees

An Australian government minister on March 16 praised Cambodia for taking in refugees from the island nation of Nauru, according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry. Mr. Sounry spoke to the media after private talks between Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and Australia’s International Development Minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells. He said the two discussed Australia’s aid assistance to Cambodia and further bilateral cooperation between the countries at the Foreign Ministry meeting. “Ms. Fierravanti-Wells thanked Cambodia for its highly valued adherence to the Memorandum of Understanding on the settlement of refugees in Cambodia signed in 2014,” Mr. Sounry said. 

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