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EU donates $31B in aid to boost Cambodia’s education sector

EU has approved an aid of $31Billion (Euro 29Billion) to further support the education sector in Cambodia.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations also confirmed yesterday that the EU will support graduation programmes from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 2027.

The decisions were announced on the margin of the Asean-EU Commemorative Summit held in Brussels from December 12-14 where Foreign Affairs Minister and Asean Special Envoy Prak Sokhonn has had several bilateral meetings with Jutta Urpilainen, the European Commissioner for International Partnerships.

Minister Sokhonn hailed Cambodia-EU’s robust partnership and EU’s significant contribution to the social-economic development in Cambodia.

Urpilainen appreciated Cambodia’s role as Chair of the Asean in navigating the bloc and its Dialogue Partners through a challenging year.

She also highlighted the EU’s commitment to strengthen Asean-EU strategic partnership by promoting an investment of Euro 10 billion in Asean from 2021 to 2027 through the EU’s Global Gateway, focusing on digital transformation, investment, quality infrastructure and sustainable connectivity.

Caption: Minister of Foreign Affair Prak Sokhonn during his meeting with Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships in Brussels. MFA

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