THE French Minister for Cooperation and Development, Bernard Debre, arrived in
Cambodia Feb 6 on a five-day official visit.
During his stay Debre will
meet Cambodia's King Sihanouk, Co-Prime Ministers Prince Norodom Ranariddh and
Hun Sen and Foreign Minister Ung Huot.
A French Embassy spokesman said
Debre would also meet officials from French NGOs. He said Debre would inaugrate
the newly renovated Pasteur Institute and the Institute of Technology in Phnom
Penh before leaving Cambodia. The two institutes are supported by French aid
worth about $12,5 million. France is one of Cambodia's biggest donors, granting
more than $40 million in aid annually.