THE European Union is to fund a 1,400,000 euro (US$1.3m) training program for
officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries against the
background of Cambodia's membership of ASEAN, according to a press
The aim of the 15-month program is to equip 100 senior and
medium-level government officials with the skills necessary to meet the
challenges that arise from Cambodia's recently joining Asean and the increased
role the nation is playing on the regional stage.
Starting in August
1999, specific objectives of the program include the provision of policy-level
training in matters relating to Asean, and the teaching of practical skills
concerned with foreign affairs. The skills training will be tailored to the
level and abilities of staff.