The Australian government announced it would increase aid to Cambodia by 11
percent in 2008 - though the actual figure was not specified. Australian
Ambassador Margaret Adamson told Prime Minister Hun Sen the aid would target
agriculture, health and scholarships for Cambodian students, local media
reported. Hun Sen said the Australian aid was well-suited to Cambodia's rural
development and poverty reduction strategies. Australia is Cambodia's third
largest donor, trailing Japan and the United States.