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French minister visits

French minister visits

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.

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