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Cambodia and Thailand agree to remove all border mines

Cambodia still depends on the help of its allies, but it may set goals for how to pay for demining projects. Mines were taken out of certain areas at a cost of ten million dollars, but only eight million dollars remain.” If the situation in Covid keeps getting better, fewer people will probably need help. The money saved could be used to pay for demining. Land mines have been taken out of both of Cambodia’s borders with Vietnam and Laos. Prayut Chan-o-cha says that we need to clear more than 40 square kilometers of land that is mined or could be mined before we can start working on a solution to the problem with the demarcation line. Hun Sen says that Cambodia will be completely free of land mines by the year 2025. “If you don’t make a promise, we won’t be able to get rid of all the mines on Cambodian land,” the Cambodian prime minister told the donors. After so much suffering, getting rid of the mines in Cambodia will be one of our most important goals. “Even though the fighting is over, mines are still in the area. He went on, “I’ve also told Trump.” Ly Thuch, a senior minister and the first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), says that mine clearance didn’t start until 1979, after the country got its independence. In the last 30 years, Cambodia has found and cleared “mined land” of millions of landmines and ERW, turning it into “golden land.” Thuch said, “What I do is both mechanical and emotional.” “My actions are a mix of the two” “Landmines and other dangerous war relics directly make demining workers more caring and dedicated.” Cambodia has gotten rid of 1,705 villages in the provinces of Phnom Penh, Stung Treng, Kep, Prey Veng, and Preah Sihanouk. Preah Sihanouk is one of these provinces. The Cambodian Medical Association for AIDS will host the “global congress on victim aid” in Cambodia in 2023. (CMAA). Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered that all mines and explosives in the border provinces and agencies must be taken away. His instructions were given at the end of an anti-mine exhibition in Phnom Penh. Before talking about the country’s borders, the Prime Minister insisted that Thailand be cleared of landmines. Hun Sen said, “Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and I have agreed to clear mined areas along the Cambodian border, even though there are problems at the border.” Before this month, Cambodia had asked Thailand for similar things “without getting a response,” but Prayut talked to him about it at both the 40th and 41st Asean Summits. Hun Sen says that Prayut told him that 40 km2 of land along the border between Thailand and Cambodia still needs to be cleaned up.

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