US commits to help rid leftover cluster bombs in Cambodia


The United States has renewed its commitment to help rid Cambodia of cluster munitions dropped by their forces during the Vietnam War.

Speaking during his visit to Ratanakiri province yesterday, which was also attended by the Mines Advisory Group and Norwegian People’s Aid, US Ambassador Patrick Murphy expressed his strong will to help Cambodia rid itself of cluster munitions, landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW).

During the visit, First Vice President of Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority Ly Thuch said that unexploded ordnance (UXO) remains in 19 provinces across the country.

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Source: Khmer Times