US to provide Cambodia with $56 million in development aid
June 26, 2020
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The United States has agreed to provide Cambodia with more than $56 million in development assistance, the two countries announced.
The aid provides an opportunity to improve relations between the nations, which are strained because of Washington's criticism of Prime Minister Hun Sen's government as authoritarian and undemocratic.
After the U.S. judged Cambodia's 2018 general election to be unfree and unfair, it imposed limited diplomatic and economic sanctions to show its disapproval.
The U.S. is also competing with China for influence in Cambodia, where Beiji...